Tahawwur Hussain Rana

Case against management of hotel where Rana stayed

Ahmedabad, Jan 9 : A case was filed against the owner and other employees of a hotel here where terror suspect Tahawwur Hussain Rana and a woman posing as his wife had stayed for two days in November 2008, prior to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

The First Information Report (FIR), reportedly lodged at the behest of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), against hotel owner Patanjali Keshvani, Prashant Malhotra - the manager when Rana stayed - and present manager Subhash Sharma is for violating rules under the Registration of Foreigners Act and beginning the hotel's operations even before it obtained a license.

Chicago consulate asked to explain missing Headley, Rana papers

David Coleman Headley, Tahawwur RanaNew Delhi, Dec 16 : India has sought a report from its Chicago consulate on the alleged disappearance of papers related to visas given to David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana, accused by US authorities of being part of the 26/11 conspiracy, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said Wednesday.

"I have sought a factual report from our consul general," Rao told reporters here, responding to media reports.

The Indian consulate in Chicago issued visas to Rana and Headley to travel to India. Both made several trips between 2006 to 2008 to various cities in India.

Chicago court rejects Tahawwur Rana''s bail plea

Chicago court rejects Tahawwur Rana''s bail pleaChicago, Dec 16 : A Chicago Federal Court on Tuesday denied bail to alleged Pakistan-born Canadian Lashkar operative Tahawwur Hussain Rana.

Rana is one of the two LeT operatives caught by the FBI in October on charges of plotting a major terror attack against India that left 166 people dead in Mumbai.

The court said Rana, if released pending a trial, has the means and know-how to flee the country to avoid a possible 30-year prison term.

Mumbai terror suspect Rana denied bail by US court

Mumbai terror suspect Rana denied bail by US courtChicago, Dec 16 - Pakistan-born terror suspect Tahawwur Hussain Rana, accused of complicity in Mumbai terror attacks, has been denied bail by a Chicago court saying he has the means and ability to flee abroad should he be released from custody.

Federal Judge Nan R. Nolan Tuesday cited Rana's net worth of $1.6 million along with his international business contacts, frequent trips abroad and his Canadian citizenship when she declined to set bail.

'More disclosures on Rana-Headley terror plans likely'

Tahawwur Hussain RanaNew Delhi, Dec 15 : Investigators probing terror suspects David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana's movements believe there will be more revelations in the coming days following disclosures by the FBI that the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had also targeted the Somnath temple in Gujarat, certain Bollywood stars and Shiv Sena leaders in Mumbai.

The three possible targets were revealed for the first time by the FBI in a footnote to the fresh evidence and charge sheet submitted by it against Pakistani-Canadian Rana, whose bail plea hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in a Chicago court.

Tahawwur Rana''s bail plea hearing today

Tahawwur Rana''s bail plea hearing todayChicago, Dec 15 : Canadian born Lashkar operative Tahawwur Hussain Rana''s bail plea will be heard today in a Chicago court.

Rana is one of the two LeT operatives caught by the FBI in October on charges of plotting a major terror attack against India that left 166 people dead in Mumbai.

Earlier on December 2, during the one-and-a-half-hour long hearing, Rana''s lawyer Patrick Blegen produced three witnesses, including Rona''s brother-in-law, who spoke about his "honest and trustworthy character".

Defence invokes poet Iqbal in Tahawwur Rana's favour

Defence invokes poet Iqbal in Tahawwur Rana's favourChicago, Dec 3 - Pakistan's poet laureate Allama Iqbal was invoked in a Chicago court to establish the "non-violent and decent" character of Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who is under detention pending indictment for aiding a conspiracy to "murder and maim" outside the US.

Tahawwur Rana''s bail plea hearing today

Tahawwur Rana''s bail plea hearing todayChicago, Dec 2 : Canadian born Lashkar operative Tahawwur Hussain Rana''s bail plea will be heard today in a Chicago court.

The nature of the charges alone should require Rana to be behind bars pending a trial, said Assistant US attorney Daniel Collins.

Earlier Rana''s lawyer alleged that Rana has denied his involvement in the 26/11 terrorists attacks.

Rana is being questioned for a possible link to the Mumbai attacks that saw 166 people killed without reason.

House of LeT suspect Rana's kin raided

Tahawwur Hussain RanaGhaziabad, Nov 26 : Intelligence agencies raided the house of a relative of suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Tahawwur Hussain Rana in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh late Wednesday night.

According to sources here Thursday, intelligence officials raided the house of the maternal aunt of Rana's wife in Awas Vikas Colony in Hapur.

Rana, 48, is accused along with David Coleman Headley in the Mumbai terror attack.

FBI gets time till Jan 14 to indict Rana

Tahawwur Hussain RanaWashington, Nov 18 : A Chicago court has given federal prosecutors time till Jan 14 to seek indictment of Tahawwur Hussain Rana on charges of plotting major terrorist attacks in India and Denmark at the behest of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT).

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had sought 58 days extension to file an indictment against Rana, a Chicago resident of Pakistani-origin who was arrested last month among with his schoolmate David Coleman Headley.

Canada ready to share information with India about Rana

Tahawuur Hussain RanaNew Delhi, Nov 17 : Seeking to expand counter-terror cooperation, Canada Tuesday assured India that it was ready to share information about Tahawuur Hussain Rana, a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin, who along with David Headley, a US citizen, was arrested by the FBI last month for hatching a terror plot against India.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during wide-ranging discussions with visiting Canadian Prime minister Stephen Harper here, raised the issue of Rana's financial transactions. Terrorism figured prominently during the discussions.

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