India may get access to David Coleman Headley sooner than expected.
After several promises from the US top brass, including the President and the US Attorney General, that India would be allowed to question the 26/11 suspect, sources are now saying that India will get access to Headley by the end of the month.
David Headley, a Chicago-based businessman, was arrested on October 3. A US citizen, he changed his name from Daood Gilani in 2006.
He went under the scanner of the investigating agency, when he along with Tahawwur Hussain Rana, were charged with conspiracy to support or commit attacks against a Danish newspaper that published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed four years ago. Headley suggested killing the editor, Flemming Rose, and the cartoonist, Kurt Westergaard. He was also in contact with Ilyas Kashmiri, a high-ranking operative in a militant group associated with Al-Qaida.
Headley traveled to Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Area to meet Kashmiri and the third alleged conspirator, identified only as Individual A, after the first trip to Denmark.
Headley was on the way to Pakistan again when he was arrested on October 3 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.