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India serious about Headley�s extradition: Narayanan

By The Assam Tribune

CHENNAI, Sept 4 � In the midst of a controversy over his assessment of David Headley, former National Security Advisor (NSA) MK Narayanan today made it clear that India is serious and interested in the LeT operative�s extradition, reports PTI.

�There is no question about the fact that we are serious about his extradition. We are interested about information about him,� the West Bengal Governor told reporters here when asked about leaked US communication on whistleblower WikiLeaks.

According to WikiLeaks, in a cable to the US State Department on December 17, 2009, then US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer had said Narayanan had told him on the issue of Headley�s extradition that it was �difficult not to be seen making the effort,� but that the Government was not seeking extradition �at this time.�

The former NSA declined to comment on the communication between US officials and said any questions and doubts on this issue should be addressed to the US officials.

�How can I comment on what communication has been made by American officials to his Government. Why don�t you ask the American Ambassador,� he shot back.

Asked about the cable quoting him as saying that India�s demand for Headley�s extradition was �just political posturing,� Narayanan said neither he nor anyone else could believe that there was such a possibility.

�This question you should address to the Americans. You can�t ask this question quite clearly because as far as we are concerned we are interested in Headley�s information and his extradition�.

The former IB chief insisted that US officials should be asked as to what made them write so and reiterated India�s �right intentions� to bring Headley to India while holding that what the Americans write is �up to them.�

�I can�t believe it if anybody believes it to be a possibility. But anyway, you should ask this to them. What made them write this. Ask the Americans, they are writing what they like,� he said.

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India serious about Headley�s extradition: Narayanan

CHENNAI, Sept 4 � In the midst of a controversy over his assessment of David Headley, former National Security Advisor (NSA) MK Narayanan today made it clear that India is serious and interested in the LeT operative�s extradition, reports PTI.

�There is no question about the fact that we are serious about his extradition. We are interested about information about him,� the West Bengal Governor told reporters here when asked about leaked US communication on whistleblower WikiLeaks.

According to WikiLeaks, in a cable to the US State Department on December 17, 2009, then US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer had said Narayanan had told him on the issue of Headley�s extradition that it was �difficult not to be seen making the effort,� but that the Government was not seeking extradition �at this time.�

The former NSA declined to comment on the communication between US officials and said any questions and doubts on this issue should be addressed to the US officials.

�How can I comment on what communication has been made by American officials to his Government. Why don�t you ask the American Ambassador,� he shot back.

Asked about the cable quoting him as saying that India�s demand for Headley�s extradition was �just political posturing,� Narayanan said neither he nor anyone else could believe that there was such a possibility.

�This question you should address to the Americans. You can�t ask this question quite clearly because as far as we are concerned we are interested in Headley�s information and his extradition�.

The former IB chief insisted that US officials should be asked as to what made them write so and reiterated India�s �right intentions� to bring Headley to India while holding that what the Americans write is �up to them.�

�I can�t believe it if anybody believes it to be a possibility. But anyway, you should ask this to them. What made them write this. Ask the Americans, they are writing what they like,� he said.

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