US Government Seeks 26/11 Accused Tahawwur Rana’s Extradition To India

US Government Seeks 26/11 Accused Tahawwur Rana’s Extradition To India

US Government Seeks 26/11 Accused Tahawwur Rana's Extradition To India

Tahawwur Rana is needed by the Indian authorities for his alleged involvement in 26/11 assaults.

Washington:

The Biden administration has urged a federal court docket in Los Angeles to extradite Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana to India the place he’s looked for his involvement within the 2008 Mumbai terror assault.

Rana, 59, has been declared a fugitive by India, the place he’s dealing with a number of legal costs for his involvement within the 2008 Mumbai terror assault wherein 166 folks, together with six Americans, had been killed. He was arrested once more on June 10, 2020, in Los Angeles on an extradition request by India

In a submission earlier than the US District Court, Central District of California in Los Angeles, the US authorities argues that India’s extradition request comprises adequate proof of possible trigger on every of the legal costs for which India seeks Rana’s extradition.

“Having discovered that all the necessities for certification of extradition have been glad, the Court certifies the extradition of Tahawwur Hussain Rana to the Secretary of State and commits him to custody pursuant,” in keeping with a draft order proposed by the US lawyer in his submission earlier than the court docket final week.

“Based on the proof submitted by India, RANA allowed fraud in opposition to the Indian authorities to happen by the creation and submission of cast paperwork. The objective behind such fraud is irrelevant below the Indian legal provisions,” stated the doc titled proposed findings of details and conclusions of legislation.

Rana is needed by the Indian authorities for his alleged involvement within the lethal assaults which can be generally known as India’s 9/11. An Indian warrant for his arrest was issued in August 2018.

Indian authorities allege that Rana conspired together with his childhood buddy David Coleman Headley to help the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), or Army of the Good, within the orchestration of the 2008 terror assaults in Mumbai.

“In any occasion, RANA knowingly allowed Headley to acquire the enterprise visa and the quilt that he wanted to conduct terrorism-related surveillance operations in India, finally resulting in the three-day terrorist assaults in Mumbai. Accordingly, the Court finds there may be possible trigger that RANA conspired to forge a doc for the aim of dishonest and use a cast doc as real, in violation of IPC 120B, 468, and 471,” it stated.

According to the court docket doc, the proof establishes that the Mumbai assaults had been dedicated by LeT, a terrorist group concentrating on India. Thus, an assault on Indian soil, particularly one that may lead to mass casualties, accidents, and harm to property, would strike terror within the Indian folks.

“Rana was conscious that Headley was concerned with LeT, and that by aiding Headley and affording him a canopy for his actions, he was supporting the terrorist group and its associates. Rana knew of Headley’s conferences, what was mentioned, and the planning of the assaults, together with a number of the targets. Further, it was foreseeable that these assaults would result in loss of life, damage, and destruction of property,” it stated.

“Accordingly, this Court finds that there’s the possible trigger that Rana dedicated the crimes of conspiracy with the article of committing a terrorist act, in violation of IPC 120B and UAPA 16, and conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, in violation of UAPA 18. The court docket additional finds that below an company concept or an abetting concept (as contemplated by UAPA 16), there may be the possible trigger that Rana dedicated the substantive crime of fee of a terrorist act in violation of UAPA 16,” stated the doc submitted by the US lawyer.

India has charged forgery for functions of dishonest, in violation of IPC 468, as an object of the alleged legal conspiracy. India additionally charged the crime of utilizing as real a cast doc or digital report, in violation of IPC 471, as an object of the alleged legal conspiracy.

The doc stated that the proof establishes that Rana conspired with Headley to offer false info on a number of paperwork submitted to the Indian authorities.

“In 2006 and 2007, Rana conspired with Headley to incorporate false info on Indian authorities paperwork, in order that Headley might receive enterprise visas (a one-year and a five-year a number of entry) as an alleged worker of Rana’s enterprise. On each events , Rana reviewed Headley’s purposes and did not appropriate info. Rana knew to be false,” it stated.

“Rana additionally had the Immigrant Law Centre, by his unsuspecting enterprise associate, submit the purposes to the Indian Consulate. RANA additionally allowed his enterprise to use to the Reserve Bank of India, whereas falsely claiming it wished to open an workplace in Mumbai with Headley serving because the enterprise’s ‘Office Head” it stated.

On the opposite hand, Rana’s lawyer in his proposed draft order is against the extradition.

“The Court finds that the federal government has not glad the requirement of Article 9(3)(c) of the Treaty {that a} request for extradition be supported by such info as would justify the committal for trial of the particular person if the offense had been dedicated within the Requested State,” it stated.

Extradition is subsequently denied,” says “Rana’s proposed findings of details and conclusions of legislation.” Both the paperwork had been submitted earlier than the court docket on July 15.

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