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US court rejects bail plea of Mumbai attack accused Tahawwur Rana

He is a flight risk, says the judge

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For someone facing conspiracy to murder and murder charges in India, the incentive to flee to avoid extradition is strong, the court said.

Press Trust of India Washington
A US court has rejected the USD 1.5 million bail application of Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, who has been declared a fugitive by India for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case, describing him a flight risk.
Rana, 59, a childhood friend of David Coleman Headley, was re-arrested on June 10 in Los Angeles on an extradition request by India for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which 166 people, including six Americans, were killed.
He is a declared fugitive in India.
US District Court Judge in Los Angeles Jacqueline Chooljian, in her 24-page order dated July

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First Published: Jul 25 2020 | 11:09 AM IST

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