'Rana's sentence a tough message to terrorists'

Updated: February 07, 2013 15:02 IST

The "serious" prison sentence for Tahawwur Rana, an aide of convicted terrorist David Headley, should send a tough message to terrorists that they cannot escape detection and punishment, US prosecutors said today. Rana has been sentenced to 14 years in jail followed by five years of supervised release by the Chicago federal court for providing material support to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and for backing a plot to strike a Danish newspaper. Rana, who was originally arrested in 2009 for his involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, was acquitted of that charge.

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