Defendant Tahawwur Rana will be brought to India.
Tahawwur Rana filed a petition in US court
Rana is currently housed at the Los Angeles Detention Center.
Washington: Pakistani-Canadian businessman Tahawwur Hussain Rana has filed a habeas corpus petition challenging a recent US court order that cleared the way for his extradition to India. The US District Court for the Central District of California had approved the extradition of Rana, accused in the 11/26 Mumbai attack, to India.
Rana is accused of having participated in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008, for which he is being prosecuted in India. Rana (62) challenged his extradition by the Indian government while filing a habeas corpus petition through his lawyer.
His lawyer argued that extraditing Rana would violate the US-India extradition treaty in two ways. Significantly, on June 10, 2020, India had filed a complaint seeking Rana’s temporary arrest for extradition. US President Joe Biden’s administration had backed and approved Rana’s extradition to India. Subsequently, he was arrested.
Rana is currently housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles. In India, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is investigating Rana’s role in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai bombings by Pakistani terrorists from Lashkar-e-Taiba. A terrorist named Ajmal Kasab was captured alive in these attacks, who was hanged in India on November 21, 2012, the rest of the terrorists were killed by security forces during the attacks. A total of 166 people, including six US citizens, lost their lives in the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Tags: 26/11 Mumbai Attack, American News, Indian government
FIRST POST: June 02, 2023