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Rana to be arraigned in US court

world Updated: Jan 25, 2010 22:22 IST

Pakistani-Canadian LeT operative Tahawwur Hussain Rana, indicted for involvement in the Mumbai attacks, is set to be arraigned before a US court in Chicago on Monday.

49-year-old Rana will be arraigned before Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys in the District Court in Northern District of Illinois late this evening.

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

Headley and Rana have been indicted on charges of plotting the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008 that killed 166 people, including six Americans.

They were also indicted for 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.