No indication that India agreed to forgo Headley’s extradition: Rana’s lawyer

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No indication that India agreed to forgo Headley’s extradition: Rana’s attorney

There is no evidence that India has abandoned the extradition of David Coleman Headley, the alleged terrorist attack in Mumbai, said co-defendant Tahawwur’s attorney Hussain Rana in a US court.

Rana, 59, a childhood friend of Headley’s, is being asked to extradite from India for his involvement in the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai that killed 166 people, including six Americans. Rana, who has been declared a refugee by India, is against his extradition.

In a statement earlier this week to Los Angeles District Court judge Jacqueline Chelonian who opposed his extradition, Rana’s attorney alleged that there is currently no evidence that India has consented to Headley’s extradition to renounce India.

“India could presumably have agreed not to extradite Headley in exchange for its support for the United States, but there is no evidence that this was the case,” the court opinion said.

Indeed, the Indian Public Prosecutor’s opinion, acting as an expert witness to the government, stated: “This opinion relates specifically to the extradition request relating to the refugee Tahawwur Hussain Rana. In no way shall this statement be construed as either abandoning or abandoning the various extradition requests pending in various sovereign nations in relation to the above case, including the case relating to Defendant No. 1, David Coleman Headley will not be vigorously pursued, ”says the application submitted by his lawyers.

The Pakistani-American terrorist Headley from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was involved in the conspiracy of the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. He has been named approver on the case and is currently serving a 35-year sentence in the United States for his role in the attack.

Rana lawyers said the court should not lightly assume (as the government seems to suspect) that the government is fulfilling its contractual obligation to India by “sham interpreting” Article 6 of the India-US extradition treaty under its treaty dealt with Headley.

The government’s conclusion in Headley’s plea agreement that Article 6 defines criminal offenses in terms of conduct rather than elements and thus prohibits the extradition of Headley must be viewed as a bona fide interpretation of the terms of the contract.

On the court record, Rana described his childhood friend, Headley, as a liar.

Headley has lied to federal agents, judges, and presumably prosecutors in these cases. After his first heroin sentence (reduced because of his collaboration), he returned to heroin trafficking, despite promising not to do so.

“He ignored the agents’ instructions on how to deal with targets and went to Pakistan without permission. After his second heroin conviction, he used his DEA employee status to divert government control over his activities with Lashkar and his support for jihad, ”his lawyers claimed.