Tahawwur Rana's extradition will throw light on ISI activities: Nikam

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Jun 20, 2020, 05:05 PM(IST)

Tahawwur Rana Photograph:( Reuters )

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Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam has claimed that Rana has been charged with larger criminal conspiracy for carrying out terror activities in India.N

Officials believe the extradition of Tahawwur Rana will throw some light on the activities of Pakistan's ISI.

Rana was recently arrested in the US for his alleged involvement in Mumbai's 26/11 attacks that killed more than 150 people, and injured over 300 people.

The Pakistan-origin Canadian businessman was rearrested in Los Angeles on June 10, based on an extradition request by India, which had declared him a fugitive.

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Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam has claimed that Rana has been charged with larger criminal conspiracy for carrying out terror activities in India.

"Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley, during his deposition before a court here via video link, had accepted that Rana knew the entire criminal conspiracy of 26/11 Mumbai attacks," Nikam said.

"Headley had also admitted that Rana used to finance him," he added.

The 59-year-old suspect was released from jail on compassionate ground after he told a US court that he has tested positive for COVID-19. However, he was rearrested in Los Angeles 10 days back on India's request.

Rana has been accused of conspiring with his childhood friend Headley and others from pakistan, to provide assistance to LeT and Harakat ul-Jihad-e-Islami.

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