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Aug 21, 2008 at 10:48am IST

Haywood cleared, had a missionary connection

New Delhi: The American whose e-mail was allegedly hacked into by terrorists to send an e-mail just five minutes before the deadly Ahmedabad blasts was apparently innocent.

Intelligence sources confirm that he was cleared of any wrongdoing during the investigation and permission to let him go came from the highest levels of security.

CNN-IBN has also learnt that Ken Haywood had a missionary connection and “human error” is now being cited to avoid futher controversy.

MYSTERIOUS GUEST: Sources say Ken Haywood apparently had a missionary connection.

“He was scared of the narco-test and was insistent that he shouldn’t be made to go through it,” says Haywood's friend and lawyer, Vishal Moreshwar.

Yet, questions are still being raised as to how he was allowed to leave despite a lookout notice against him.

Investigations in Mumbai has shown that Hayood was doing much more in India than was required of his job in a US company in India, Campbell White.

Haywood worked actively for a Christian Fellowship Ministries. It's being suspected that his company was also a front for missionary funding.

Sources in Delhi say that Haywood was in a hurry to get out of India because he did not want to face any questions about his missionary activities during an impending narco-analysis test.

Haywood spoke exclusively to CNN-IBN and cleared air about reports that he is a spy.

"I have never been affiliated with any intelligence agency of any nation in any capacity," he said.