26/11 plotter and Headley aide Tahawwur Rana arrested in Los Angeles

The US authorities have arrested Tahawwur Rana, a wanted by India in connection with 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in Los Angeles.

Rana was released two days back from the jail in the United States, but the US authorities arrested him as he is facing extradition charges from India.

Rana was a close associate of David Coleman Headley and played a crucial role in planning the 26/11 attack.

He was granted early release from the jail because of poor health. He had filed an application on May first that he has tested positive for coronavirus, prosecutors said.

Tahawwur Rana was serving 10 years jail term in the US prison, but as soon as he was released from the jail, a new application was filed before the US court.

Along with the 26/11 attack, Rana is also accused of plotting an attack on the National Defense College in Delhi.

In 2018 an NIA team had met the US authorities, and there was a communication between the Indian government and the US government. After the meet, deals were negotiated, and evidence was produced before the US authorities.

According to the deal it was communicated to the Indian agencies that once Rana has finalized his jail term, he will be extradited to India.

Tahawwur Rana, a Pakistani-born Canadian, was convicted of a crime for the Mumbai terror attack that killed 160 people and left hundreds injured.

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