Pakistan confirms retired major arrested for Headley link

Islamabad, Nov 25 ( Pakistan Wednesday confirmed that a retired army major had been arrested for his alleged links with terror suspects David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, nabbed by FBI on charges of plotting attacks against India and Denmark.

However, no serving army Officer is in custody as being reported in the foreign media, the military said.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) chief Major General Athar Abbas told Online news agency that a former army major who retired two years ago is in custody and is being interrogated.

He was held as he was “in communication” with Headley and Rana, Abbas said.

Abbas also denied a foreign media report that five army officers, including two serving colonels and a retired Brigadier, had been detained by the authorities, describing it as “fabrication” by those running a “campaign” to embarrass the Pakistan Army.