Indian government on Sunday dismissed reports of David Headley’s half-brother, Daniel Gilani, attending the funeral of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Friday.
Headley, a convict in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008, is considered as one of the main plotters of the attack.
The government also denied reports of Daniel Gilani attending courtesy meeting between Pakistan’s interim Minister of Law and Information, Syed Ali Zafar and External Affairs Minister (EAM), Sushma Swaraj.
The denial came after reports emerged that Gilani attended the funeral of Vajpayee on August 17, as part of the Pakistan delegation.
“He (Gilani) did not go to funeral venue. He (Gilani) did not attend courtesy meeting of Caretaker Law Minister with EAM,” sources said.
The government further informed that Gilani was issued visa after checking blacklist, adding, there are no reports of his links to terrorism.
According to the sources, Gilani is a Pakistan civil servant and director to the Caretaker Law Minister. “Daniel has publicly dissociated himself from David Headly,” sources added.