Rana is wanted for his alleged role in the Mumbai terror attack and India has requested his extradition. Rana is a childhood friend of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Coleman Headley.
Los Angeles. A federal court in Los Angeles, a Pakistani-Canadian businessman involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks Tahawwur Rana He will remain in the US till he decides to extradite him to India due to his alleged involvement. More than 160 people were killed in the terrorist attack in Mumbai. Rana is wanted for his alleged role in the Mumbai terror attack and India has requested his extradition. Rana is a childhood friend of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Coleman Headley. Headley, a 60-year-old US national of Pakistani origin, was involved in the planning of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
He had become a witness in the case and is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence in the US for his role in the attack and has testified against Rana. Rana was re-arrested on June 10, 2020 in Los Angeles on charges of involvement in the Mumbai terror attack at the request of India. The Mumbai attack killed 166 people, including six American citizens, and injured over 200. India has declared him a fugitive. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chuljian on Thursday ordered defense counsel and prosecutors to file additional documents by July 15. Rana will remain in federal custody for now.
Rana’s lawyer says that his client had no knowledge of the terrorist plot by Headley and was helping his friend in setting up an office for business in Mumbai. He said Headley had lied to the US government on several occasions and that his testimony should not be considered credible. Headley used Rana to fulfill his terrorist objectives, which Rana was not informed. Both the daughters of Rana had also reached the court during the hearing, but they refused to comment on the matter. Rana’s lawyers also did not speak to the journalists. At the same time, Rana was seen wearing a white ‘jumpsuit’ and black glasses here. His feet were tied.
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