Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana has been arrested in Los Angeles on an extradition request by India for his involvement within the 2008 Mumbai terror assaults, wherein 166 individuals have been killed, based on the US prosecutors.
Tahawwur Rana, 59, was lately launched from jail on compassionate floor after he advised a US courtroom that he has examined optimistic for the COVID-19. He was rearrested in Los Angeles on June 10 following an extradition request by India, the place he’s a declared fugitive, they mentioned.
Assistant US Lawyer John J Lulejian advised the courtroom that the Indian authorities, as per the bilateral Extradition Treaty signed in 1997, has requested the arrest and detention of Tahawwur Rana with a view in the direction of his extradition.
Mr Lulejian mentioned India has knowledgeable the US that Tahawwur Rana is being prosecuted for quite a lot of offences, together with the conspiracy to commit homicide. He made an preliminary courtroom look on June 11.
On Friday, US District Decide Jacqueline Chooljian within the US District Courtroom, Central District of California, scheduled his bond listening to for June 30. His lawyer has been requested to submit his plea by June 22 and the US authorities’s response is due by June 26.
Lulejian mentioned that the offences for which Tahawwur Rana’s arrest warrant was issued are coated by the India-US Extradition Treaty.
An arrest warrant was issued in opposition to Tahawwur Rana in India by a particular courtroom of the Nationwide Investigation Company in August 2018.
In response to the prosecutors, between 2006 and November 2008, Tahawwur Rana conspired along with his childhood pal David Coleman Headley and others in Pakistan to assist Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Harakat ul-Jihad-e-Islami, each US-designated terrorist organisations, to plan and perform the Mumbai assaults.
Tahawwur Rana was first arrested in Chicago in October 2009. Thereafter he went to trial within the US, the place Headley testified for prosecution.
The jury convicted him of 1 rely of conspiracy to supply materials help to terrorism in Denmark, and one rely of offering materials help to LeT. The jury, nonetheless, acquitted Tahawwur Rana of 1 rely of conspiracy to supply materials help to terrorism in India.