US court approves extradition of 26/11 Mumbai attack accused Tahawwur Rana to India

US court approves extradition of 26/11 Mumbai attack accused Tahawwur Rana to India

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Category : International Published on: May 20 2023

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  • A federal court in the United States has agreed to extradite Tahawwur Rana, a Canadian businessman of Pakistani-origin, to India. 
  • Rana is sought by India for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
  • California District Court Judge Jacqueline Chooljian has approved the Indian government's request for Rana's extradition.
  • Rana was arrested in the US on an extradition request by India for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which killed over 160 people, including six Americans.
  • India has charged Rana with offenses including conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, waging war, murder and forgery.
  • Rana was convicted in Chicago in 2011 of providing material support to the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which planned the Mumbai terror attacks.
  • India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing his role in the 26/11 attacks carried out by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in 2008.
  • Extradition is the formal process of surrendering a person from one state to another.
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