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Ministry of Home Affairs10-June, 2011 14:2 IST
Government Disappointed Over Rana’s Acquittal
Nia to Decide on Filing Charge-Sheet Against Headley, Rana and Others in Indian Court

Government has expressed disappointment over the acquittal of Tahawwur Hussain Rana by a US Court on the count of conspiracy to provide material support to the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Following is the text of the statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs here today on the verdict.

“Government has taken note of the verdict announced by a US District Court in the Tahawwur Hussain Rana case following the finding by the jury that Rana was guilty on two of three counts. Rana has been found guilty on one count of ‘conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorism plot in Denmark’ and on one count of ‘providing material support to the Lashkar e Tayyiba (LeT)’.

The jury acquitted Rana of conspiracy to provide material support to the Mumbai terror attacks.

It may be recalled that evidence was produced in the US court that David Headley had advised Rana of his assignment to scout potential targets in India; that Headley obtained Rana’s consent to open an office of First World Immigration Services as a cover for his activities; that Rana advised Headley on how to obtain a visa for travel to India; and that Headley and Rana had reviewed how Headley had done surveillance of the targets that were attacked in Mumbai. Evidence was also produced that Rana told Headley that the terrorists involved in Mumbai attacks should receive Pakistan’s highest military honours posthumously.

We are, therefore, disappointed that Rana was acquitted on the count of conspiracy to provide material support to the Mumbai terrorist attacks. However, it must be remembered that Rana was tried in a US court in accordance with US law. Criminal trials in the US are jury trials and there are special rules governing such jury trials.

While Rana’s lawyers have stated that they will file an appeal against the verdict, it is not yet clear whether the US authorities would also file an appeal against the acquittal on one count of conspiracy.

NIA which is investigating the case against Headley, Rana and others had decided to wait for the proceedings to conclude in the US court before filing a charge sheet in India against the accused. NIA has also sought certain documents and evidence that were produced in the US court and expects to receive them. After examining the verdict in the US court and after reviewing the documents and evidence that it expects to receive, NIA will take a decision on filing a charge sheet against Headley, Rana and others in an Indian court.”

OK/PKM
(Release ID :72624)

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