Indian schools, defence college on Lashkar hit list
The National Defence College (NDC) in New Delhi and two leading boarding schools in a north Indian state are on the hit list of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, a senior home ministry official said on Wednesday.The two accusedworld Updated: Nov 05, 2009 01:52 IST
David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, arrested last month by the FBI, were part of a LeT plan of a major terror attack on the facilities of a Danish newspaper and the National Defence College in India, federal prosecutors have said.
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Opposing the bail application of Rana before a Chicago court on Tuesday, attorneys from the US Department of Justice said Rana is a danger to the community and might leave the country, if released.
Rana faces a maximum sentence of 30 years, if proved guilty.
Pakistani-born Canadian citizen and a resident of Chicago, Rana was arrested by the FBI on terror charges along with his school friend Headley, a US citizen, who was also arrested on the charges of plotting attacks in Denmark and India.
Headley's bail plea is scheduled for December.
The reference to the National Defence College, New Delhi, as a target was made by the duo during their conversations on September 7, which was recorded by the FBI.
"In the same conversation, Headley and Rana discussed Denmark and other targets, including the National Defence College in India -– Rana, in fact, used the English word "target" in this discussion," the FBI informed the court.
In its amended complaint filed before the Chicago Court last month, the FBI said Rana and Headley had discussed and named multiple targets of their planning in their conversation on September 7.