Chicago consulate asked to explain missing Headley, Rana papers

David Coleman Headley, Tahawwur RanaNew Delhi, Dec 16 : India has sought a report from its Chicago consulate on the alleged disappearance of papers related to visas given to David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana, accused by US authorities of being part of the 26/11 conspiracy, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said Wednesday.

"I have sought a factual report from our consul general," Rao told reporters here, responding to media reports.

The Indian consulate in Chicago issued visas to Rana and Headley to travel to India. Both made several trips between 2006 to 2008 to various cities in India.

The National Investigation Agency is currently probing the visa application process as part of its investigation into the role of Headley and Rana into the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Rao added that India was getting "very good cooperation from the United States government" in the investigation.

"We have been told that they will cooperate with us at all levels," she said. (IANS)