26/11 Attack Case | Mumbai attack accused Tahawwur Rana’s ‘shaking soul’ in the name of bringing him to India, petition filed in US

Pic : Social Media Washington, Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Hussain Rana has filed a habeas corpus petition challenging the recent order passed by a US court that paved the way for his extradition to India. The US District Court Central District of California had approved the extradition of 26/11 Mumbai attack accused Rana to India. Rana is accused of involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, for which he is being prosecuted in India. Rana (62) has challenged his extradition by the Indian government while filing a habeas corpus writ petition through his lawyer. His lawyer argued that Rana’s extradition would violate the US-India Extradition Treaty in two ways. Significantly, on June 10, 2020, India lodged a complaint seeking Rana’s temporary arrest for extradition. The administration of US President Joe Biden supported and approved Rana’s extradition to India. Thereafter, he was arrested. Rana is currently lodged at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles. In India, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing Rana’s role in the 26 November 2008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists. A terrorist named Ajmal Kasab was caught alive during these attacks, who was hanged in India on 21 November 2012. The rest of the terrorists were killed by the security forces during the attacks. A total of 166 people, including six American citizens, lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attacks.

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