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Rana to be arraigned in court on Monday

world Updated: Jan 24, 2010 14:45 IST

Pakistani-Canadian LeT operative Tahawwur Hussain Rana, indicted for involvement in the Mumbai attacks, is set to appear in a court in Chicago on Monday to respond to the charges against him.

49-year-old Rana will be arraigned before US Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys in the District Court in Northern District of Illinois, according to the US Attorney's Office.

The arraignment of the co-accused in the case, Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, has been set for January 27.

Headley and Rana, both of whom were based in Chicago, were indicted by a federal grand jury on January 14 on charges of being involved in the Mumbai attacks and planning a terror strike against a Danish newspaper.

The 12-count superseding indictment contained the identical charges that were filed against Headley on December 7 while adding Rana as a defendant in three counts charging material support of the terrorism plots in Denmark and India, as well as support to the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Ilyas Kashmiri, a Pakistan-based terrorist linked to al- Qaeda, and Abdur Rehman Hashim Syed, a retired major in the Pakistani military, were also indicted along with Headley and Rana.