A US court has ordered the continued detention of Canadian businessman of Pakistani origin Tahawwur Rana, who has been declared a fugitive by India for his participation in the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai.
Rana, 59, a childhood friend of David Coleman Headley, was recently arrested again on June 10 in Los Angeles following an extradition request from India for his participation in the Mumbai terrorist attack in 2008, in which 166 people, including six Americans, were killed.
He is a declared fugitive in India.
A federal district court has scheduled its next bail hearing day for August 21.
In his extradition case before investigating judge Jacqueline Chooljian, the Los Angeles District Court ordered that Tahawwur Hussain Rana be “temporarily detained” until his next hearing on August 21.
“The court orders the pre-trial detention of the accused pending a further briefing and the decision on the request for detention,” he added.
Describing Rana as a risk of absconding, the United States opposed his bail, arguing that if he were to flee to Canada, he could escape the possibility of a death sentence in India.
“Given the issue, granting bail in any form would not guarantee Rana’s presence in court. Granting bail would give the possibility of embarrassing the United States in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which would strain its relations with India, “said the American assistant. Lawyer John J Lulejian said.
According to federal prosecutors, between 2006 and November 2008, Rana conspired with Headley, also known as “Daood Gilani”, and others in Pakistan to help Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Harakat ul-Jihad- e-Islami, both Terrorist Organizations designated by the United States, to plan and carry out the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
American Pakistani terrorist LeT Headley was implicated in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist bombing plot. He has been appointed as an approver in the case and is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence in the United States for his role in the investigation of the crime. ‘attack.
India is seeking arrest for a number of offenses, including conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to cheat for cheating and murder under relevant articles of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He is wanted for his role in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
The 2008 Mumbai attack was one of India’s most horrific terrorist attacks in which 166 people were killed and more than 300 injured while 10 heavily armed terrorists from Pakistan created chaos.
Pakistani national Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist captured alive, was hanged to death on November 21, 2012.
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