February 7, 2023
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Mumbai assault accused Tahawwur Rana has been declared a fugitive by India (File)

Washington:

A federal US court docket is all set to carry on Thursday an in-person extradition listening to of Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, who’s hunted for his involvement within the 2008 Mumbai terror assault.

A workforce of officers from India is believed to have arrived within the US for the court docket proceedings.

The United State authorities, in a number of submissions earlier than the court docket, has made a declaration in assist of the “United States” Surrebuttal in Support of its Request for Certification of Extradition.”

Rana, 59, is sought in India in connection together with his involvement within the 2008 Mumbai terrorist assault.

Rana, a childhood pal of prime convict David Coleman Headley, was re-arrested on June 10, 2020 in Los Angeles on an extradition request by India for his involvement within the Mumbai terror assault during which 166 folks, together with six Americans, have been killed. He has been declared a fugitive by India.

Headley, 60, was made an approver within the case, and is presently serving a 35-year jail time period within the US for his position within the assault. Rana has opposed his extradition to India, arguing that he has already been convicted by a US court docket in Chicago.

The United States authorities asserts that the premise of Rana’s argument is inaccurate as a result of the Indian substantive expenses should not thought-about lesser included offenses of their conspiracy expenses.

As per the India-US Extradition Treaty, the Indian authorities has requested the formal extradition of Rana, and the United States has initiated this extradition continuing. The US authorities has argued that Rana meets all the standards warranting certification of his extradition to India.

These are: the court docket has each private and subject material jurisdiction, there’s an extradition treaty between the United States and India that’s in full drive and impact, and the crimes for which Rana’s extradition is sought are coated by the phrases of the treaty.

In his earlier court docket submission on February 4, Rana’s legal professional had argued that Rana’s extradition is barred beneath Article 6 of the United States-India extradition treaty as a result of he had beforehand been acquitted of the offences for which his extradition is sought, and beneath Article 9 of the treaty as a result of the federal government has not established possible trigger to imagine that Rana dedicated the alleged offences.

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