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U.S. Attorney Asserts Extraditability of Tahawwur Rana to India for Mumbai Attacks

In a significant legal development, U.S. Attorney Bram Alden has affirmed that Tahawwur Rana, a Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman, is extraditable to India under the U.S.-India extradition treaty. Rana, currently detained in Los Angeles, faces charges related to his alleged involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which resulted in 166 deaths and 239 injuries. Alden emphasized that India has established probable cause to prosecute Rana for his role in the attacks, underscoring the severity and global impact of the incident.

Rana had appealed against the U.S. District Court’s decision to extradite him, arguing against the application of double jeopardy provisions in the extradition treaty. The case remains pivotal in determining whether Rana will face trial in India, marking a critical juncture in international legal proceedings concerning terrorism.