26/11: FBI files case in US


The information was disclosed by an FBI official, whose name was withheld for security reasons, in the special court conducting the 26/11 attacks trial, during his deposition on Thursday.

The FBI officials told the court that the case has been registered in Los Angeles. He said a few Pakistani nationals were interrogated by the agency during its probe but he refused to divulge their names.

The special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said the investigations in the case filed by the FBI in Los Angeles would cover conspiracy and role played by conspirators in the terror attacks.

Nikam said the case was registered in the US because six Americans were killed in the attacks. The US laws provide for initiating investigations in case of murder of American nationals outside the country, he  added.

A 10-member team of the FBI arrived here on August 12 to tender evidence in the 26/11 terror attack case. This is for the first time that the FBI officers are deposing as witness in a terror case in India.

The American agency had conducted an independent probe into the terror attack in India after seeking the Centre’s permission.

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