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Tahawuur Rana Gets 14-Year Jail For Aiding Lashkar

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
JANUARY 18, 2013

   
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Tahawwur Rana, an accomplice of terrorist David Headley, has got a 14 year jail followed by five years of supervised release by a US court for providing support to Pakistan-based Lashkar- e-Toiba and plotting to strike a Danish newspaper.  Rana was sentenced despite his attorneys seeking a lighter sentence, citing his poor health. The US prosecutors had sought 30 years for Rana. Headley, who conducted a reconnaissance for the Mumbai attacks, had struck a plea bargain with the FBI, saving himself from a possible death penalty.

 

 

Rana was convicted in 2011 by a federal grand jury, which found him guilty of supporting the LeT and plotting to bomb the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. However, Rana, originally arrested for his involvement in the Mumbai attacks, was acquitted of that charge.


 

The Indian investigators had accused him involvement in the Mumbai attacks and want to question him for the second time.



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