However, Headley's disclosures on Ishrat carry little evidential value as his statement was based on hearsay, which carries no weight even though he was making the statement under Section 164 CrPC, which is admissible in a court of law, they feel.

Besides, Headley's statement has to be endorsed by someone like LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi which is not going to come.

Headley's statement will not help the CBI, which had probed the alleged fake encounter as the probe agency investigated only about the June 2004 incident and not about whether the 19-year-old Mumbra girl was an LeT member or not, unnamed officials said.

The CBI had named in its charge sheet former Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau Rajinder Kumar and three other IB officials with murder and criminal conspiracy in the Ishrat encounter case.

However, the Home Ministry had denied sanction to prosecute the IB officials.

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