There isn’t any indication that India has given up on the extradition of David Coleman Headley, the Mumbai terror assault accused, lawyer of his co-accused Tahawwur Hussain Rana has advised a US court docket.
Rana, 59, a childhood good friend of Headley, is going through extradition request by India for his involvement within the 2008 Mumbai terror assault wherein 166 individuals, together with six Individuals, had been killed. Rana, who has been declared a fugitive by India, is opposing his extradition.
In a submission early this week earlier than the US District Court docket Choose in Los Angeles Jacqueline Chelonian, opposing his extradition the lawyer of Rana claimed that as of now there isn’t a indication within the document that India has agreed to forgo Headley’s extradition to India.
“India presumably may have agreed to forgo Headley’s extradition in return for his help to the US, however there isn’t a indication within the document that it did so,” the court docket submission advised the court docket.
“In truth, the opinion of the Indian prosecutor serving as the federal government’s professional states: “The current opinion is particular to the extradition request in respect of fugitive Tahawwur Hussain Rana. This opinion will not be construed in any method to point that the varied extradition requests pending with completely different sovereign nations in respect of the above-mentioned case which incorporates the case in respect of Accused No. 1, David Coleman Headley, is both being given up or not being pursued vigorously,” mentioned the movement filed by his attorneys.
Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Headley was concerned in plotting the 2008 Mumbai terror assault. He was made an approver within the case, and is at present serving a 35-year jail time period within the US for his function within the assault.
Rana’s attorneys mentioned that the Court docket shouldn’t frivolously assume (as the federal government seems to counsel) that the federal government circumvented its treaty obligation to India by “a sham interpretation” of Article 6 of the India-US Extradition Treaty as a part of its cope with Headley.
The federal government’s conclusion in Headley’s plea settlement that Article 6 defines offenses by way of conduct moderately than parts and thus bars Headley’s extradition should be taken as its good-faith interpretation of the Treaty’s phrases, it mentioned.
Rana, within the court docket submitting, describe his childhood good friend Headley as a liar.
Headley lied to federal brokers, judges, and presumably prosecutors in relation to those instances. After his first heroin sentence (decreased due to his cooperation), he went again to dealing heroin regardless of promising that he wouldn’t.
“He disregarded the brokers” directions relating to his dealings with targets and travelled to Pakistan with out permission. After his second heroin conviction, he used his standing as a DEA cooperator to deflect authorities scrutiny of his actions with Lashkar and his statements supporting jihad,” his attorneys alleged.
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