Federal Prosecutors Oppose Rana’s Bail Plea

Federal prosecutors have opposed bail plea of Pakistani-born Canadian national Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who faces possible life sentence for involvement in the Mumbai attacks, with a Chicago court asking Rana to respond to this by January 20, said reports.

Federal prosecutors had filed their opposition to Rana’s bail plea yesterday. Rana was arrested last October by FBI on charges of plotting attacks in Denmark and India.

A Chicago court had asked Rana to respond to the opposition by January 20, said reports.

Yesterday, Rana, along with two others, was indicted by a federal grand jury on 12-count charges of being involved in the Mumbai attacks and planning a terror strike against a Danish newspaper in Copenhagen.

Federal prosecutors, in papers filed before court, noted that Rana has been indicted on charges of planning the Mumbai terrorist attack which killed 166 people, including six Americans, reports said.

Opposing his bail plea, they further said that Rana was also facing a possible 30-year sentence with regard to plotting attack on the Danish newspaper.

(Based on internet reports)

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