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Tahawwur Rana sentenced 14 years in Jail by the Federal Court

Jan 18, 2013 12:47 IST

Tahawwur RanaTahawwur Rana, the Chicago based businessman and immigration consultant was sentenced for 14 years in Jail by the Federal Judge of US. He was sentenced by the court for his alleged involvement in supporting the terrorist group from Pakistan, which worked with the intelligence service of Pakistan and carried out the 26/11 Mumbai Attacks in 2008. He was also a convict for a Denmark strike in a Jyllands-Posten – a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

The court described Rana as a partner in crime of Mumbai Attacks, when 166 people were killed and among them six were Americans. The trails undertaken in the year 2011 identified string evidences against the Spy Agency of Pakistan the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) of playing a direct role in the operations that was planned and designed to kill people from west and the US.
 
The sentence was pronounced by U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber and he chose a punishment that was higher than the minimum 11 years in prison under the guidelines of federal sentencing. The Judge claimed that the crime in the newspaper building at Copenhagen and the act of beheading the hostages and throwing the heads out of the windows to create a situation of panic was very serious. Rana being aware about Headley’s involvement in the Mumbai Attack was the proof of the murderous potential of him. The Federal Court Judge also added post-prison supervision for five years of Rana in his sentence.

Tahawwur Rana


He is a Pakistani Canadian resident in Chicago and a business man who dealt in immigration services. He was arrested in October 2009 on the issue of his alleged involvement in Mumbai Attack in 2008 and in 2011 was convicted for providing support to the militant organization Lashkar-e-Taiba in its plot against the Danish News Paper Jyllands-Posten.

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