137th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra49026232728117092 Tamil Nadu2850242275754690 Andhra Pradesh2069601204641842 Karnataka164924842322998 Delhi1427231282324082 Uttar Pradesh113378668341981 West Bengal89666630601954 Bihar7179446294400 Gujarat68855517922604 Assam5549737225132 Rajasthan4941835186763 Odisha4255028698292 Haryana4005433444467 Madhya Pradesh3729827621962 Kerala3170019147103 Jammu and Kashmir2392716218449 Punjab2193014040539 Jharkhand165427503154 Chhatisgarh11408831987 Uttarakhand89015731112 Goa7947559570 Telangana751354330615 Tripura6014408437 Puducherry5123291475 Manipur3466192610 Himachal Pradesh3206200813 Nagaland26578247 Arunachal Pradesh204913263 Chandigarh137482023 Meghalaya10234236 Sikkim8544061 Mizoram5672890
Nation Current Affairs 21 Apr 2017 26/11: India makes f ...

26/11: India makes fresh request to US for extradition of David Headley, Rana

Published Apr 21, 2017, 9:46 am IST
Updated Apr 21, 2017, 9:47 am IST
Headley is serving a 35-year term in a US prison, but he was convicted only for deaths of Americans, not Indians, on 26/11.
26/11 Mumbai terror attack operative David Coleman Headley (Photo: PTI)
 26/11 Mumbai terror attack operative David Coleman Headley (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: India has made a fresh request to the United States for extradition of David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana, for their role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

According to reports, Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), visited India earlier in April and met officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).


NIA, charged with the probe into the 2008 Mumbai attacks, raised with FBI the matter of extradition of Headley and Rana. It also said that multiple such requests in the case of Rana had gone unheeded.

According to reports, NIA told FBI that though Rana had been tried in a US court and convicted of providing material to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) which carried out the attacks, he had not been tried for offences registered in India – of forgery and criminal breach of trust.

Rana’s extradition is stuck because the ‘double jeopardy’ clause in US law prevents punishment for the same offence twice. India has demanded Rana’s extradition on the grounds of planning an attack on the National Defence College (NDC) and Chabad House in several cities.


Reports said that FBI assured NIA it would look into the matter.

Headley has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by a US court, but Indian officials think they have a case because his conviction was made only on the basis of 6 Americans killed in the 26//11 attack, said reports. Many Indians were also killed and for this, Headley is still to face the law.

Rana, a school friend of Headley, is serving a 14-year term in the US for providing material support to the LeT.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi