New York / New Delhi : A US court has given its permission to extradite Tahawwur Rana, the prime accused in the Mumbai terror attacks on November 26, 2008, to India, but when will the process of sending him to India begin? The US Secretary of State has to decide on this. The court has said in its 48-page order that the US Secretary of State will take action to extradite Tahawwur Rana to India. The Central District Court order states that based on such review and for the reasons discussed herein, the Court has reached this conclusion and authorizes the US Secretary of State to proceed with extradition.
India’s biggest victory
A US federal court has given consent for the extradition of Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana to India, which is a major legal victory for India. The Government of India was seeking the extradition of Tahawwur Rana, accused of involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. This decision of the court has come a month before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first state visit to America. President Joe Biden has invited Modi for this state visit. Joe Biden and America’s First Lady Jill Biden will organize a state banquet in their honor on June 22.
Court issued 48 page order
US Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian of the Central District Court issued a 48-page order on Wednesday, stating that 62-year-old Rana should be extradited to India under the extradition treaty between India and the US. It has been said in the order that the court has reviewed and considered all the documents presented in support and opposition of this request and has considered the arguments presented in the hearing.
US Secretary of State will take action
The court order states that based on such review and the reasons discussed herein, the court has reached this conclusion and authorizes the US Secretary of State to proceed with extradition. Tahawwur Rana is currently in jail in Los Angeles. The order states that the court could not certify Rana’s extradition unless there is probable cause to believe that he has committed the offense for which extradition is being requested. The court order states that therefore the court has come to the conclusion that Tahawwur Rana has committed the crimes for which his extradition is sought and Rana is extradited to India under the extradition treaty between the United States and India. should go.
26/11 terror attack accused Tahawwur Rana to be brought to India, US court approves
India lodged a complaint on June 10, 2020
On June 10, 2020, India lodged a complaint seeking the temporary arrest of Tahawwur Rana with a view to extradition. The Biden administration supported and approved Rana’s extradition to India. A State Department spokesperson said in response to a question that we can say that we are committed to combating terrorism around the world and we attach great importance to our counter-terrorism relationship with India. We will continue to call for the conspirators involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks to be brought to justice.
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