All set for in-person extradition hearing of Tahawwur Rana in LA – News Vibe24

    All set for in-person extradition hearing of Tahawwur Rana in LA - Times of India
    WASHINGTON: A U.S. federal court in Los Angeles has scheduled a hearing in the diary of Tahawur Rana, a Canadian businessman from Pakistan, who is wanted for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack in India.
    The extradition hearing, at the request of the Indian government, will take place in the courtroom of Judge Jacqueline Chooljian in Los Angeles.
    According to court records, the U.S. government has filed a series of sealed Indian documents with the court twice this week, the last being on Wednesday. Upon request, the contents of the documents have been sealed. The broadcast hearing is scheduled for 1.30 local time, ie 2 p.m. IST on Friday, June 25th.
    “United States of America v. Tahawwur Hussain Rana (PERSONAL PERSONNEL),” a U.S. District Attorney for Central California told the court on Thursday.
    “Minutes: Audition Edition,” he said.
    The United States Government, in numerous applications before the court, has made a statement in favor of the “Surrebuttal of the United States in support of its request for extradition certification.”
    Rana, 59, is wanted in India in connection with his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.
    Rana, a childhood friend of convicted felon David Coleman Headley, was re-arrested on June 10, 2020 in Los Angeles following a request for extradition from India for his involvement in the Mumbai terrorist attack that killed 166 people, including six Americans. He has been declared a fugitive from India.
    Headley, 60, was acquitted in the case and is currently serving a 35-year US prison sentence for his role in the attack. Rana opposed his extradition to India, arguing that he had already been convicted by a US court in Chicago.
    The US government claims that the case of Rana’s argument is wrong, because the basic accusations of India are not considered less, they include offenses of conspiracy accusations.
    Under the India-US Extradition Treaty, the Indian government has requested the official extradition of Rana and the United States has begun this extradition process. The US government has claimed that Rana meets all the criteria to justify his extradition to India.
    These are: the court has personal and objective jurisdiction, there is an extradition treaty between the United States and India, which is in full force and effect, and the crimes for which
    Requested extradition of Rana covered by the terms of the treaty.
    In his previous court hearing on 4 February, Ran’s lawyer had argued that Raa’s extradition was prohibited under Article 6 of the United States-India Extradition Treaty because he had previously been acquitted of the offenses for which he was requested to be extradited. under Article 9 of the treaty because the government has not shown any possible reason to believe that Rana committed the alleged offenses.

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