US court approves extradition of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Tahawwur Rana to India
A US court has approved the extradition of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Pakistani-origin Canadian Tahawwur Rana to India.
California District Court Judge Jacqueline Chooljian approved that the Indian government’s request for Rana’s extradition. Rana was arrested in US on an extradition request by India for his role in 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which more than 160 people, including six Americans were killed.
According to the US judge, India has accused Rana of conspiracy to commit terrorist act, wage war, murder and forgery among others crimes. 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 attack.
India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing into his role in the 26/11 attacks carried out by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in 2008.