tahawwur rana india: Tahawwur Rana 2008 Mumbai terror attack suspect to remain in US custody: Mumbai terror attack accused Tahawwur Rana to remain in US custody
The decision on the extradition of Mumbai attack terrorist Tahawwur Rana to India has been postponed for a few days. The Federal Court of Los Angeles, hearing this case, has demanded some new papers. Till then Tahawwur Rana will remain in US custody. Lashkar terrorist David Coleman Headley has testified against Tahawwur Rana. After which Rana was re-arrested on 10 June 2020 in Los Angeles on charges of involvement in the Mumbai terrorist attack at the request of India.
India has requested extradition
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 plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks. He had turned out to be a witness in the case and is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence in the US for his role in the attack.
Court asked for documents by July 15
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 to set up an office for business in Mumbai.
Lawyer accuses Headley of lying
Rana’s lawyer said Headley had lied to the US government on several occasions and his testimony should not be considered credible. Headley used Rana to fulfill his terrorist objectives, which Rana was not informed.
During the hearing, Rana’s daughters also reached the court.
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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