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USA: Biden government wants to extradite Mumbai attack accused Rana to India soon, appeal filed in court

Pankaj Prasad
Mumbai attack accused Tahawwur Rana
Mumbai attack accused Tahawwur Rana

The US attorney said the petitioner has failed to establish that India's extradition appeal lacks sufficient evidence.

America's Biden government wants to extradite Mumbai attack accused Tahawwur Rana to India soon. This is the reason why the Biden government has opposed the habeas corpus petition filed against Tahawwur Rana's extradition. The Biden government has appealed to extradite Tahawwur Rana to India soon by filing an application in the US court. Let us inform that the court had ordered to extradite Tahawwur Rana of Pakistani origin to India in May itself, but Rana has opposed the extradition by filing a habeas corpus petition against it.

US government gave this argument

US Attorney E Martin Estrada filed a petition in the Central District Court of California on behalf of the Biden government, stating that 'the United States respectfully requests that the court dismiss Tahawwur Rana's habeas corpus petition'. The US attorney said the petitioner has failed to establish that India's extradition appeal lacks sufficient evidence.

Tahawwur Rana filed a petition against the court's decision

Tahawwur Rana, an accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack in India, was approved by the US court to extradite him to India, accepting the US government's appeal to extradite Rana to India. Rana then filed a habeas corpus petition in the Central District Court of California challenging the court's order. In the petition, Rana claimed that the order to extradite him to India was in violation of two clauses of the Indo-US extradition treaty.

The accused gave these arguments in the petition

Rana argued that the Illinois court in the US had already acquitted him in a similar case in which India wanted to prosecute him. Secondly, the allegations made by India for his extradition and the documents presented by him do not prove that he has committed the crimes against him.