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Will discuss Tahawwur Rana's extradition with Centre, says Maharashtra Minister Anil Deshmukh

Rana, 59, was recently released from jail on compassionate ground after he told a US court that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Published: 20th June 2020 08:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2020 08:44 PM   |  A+A-

In this Jan. 6, 2010, file courtroom artist's drawing Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana, center, appears before Judge Matthew Kennelly in Chicago's federal court. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government will discuss with the Centre the extradition process of Tahawwur Rana, recently rearrested in the US for his alleged involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Saturday.

Rana had been declared a fugitive by India.

Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley had told investigators that he had acted as an agent of Rana during the 26/11 attacks, Deshmukh said.

"We will discuss Rana's extradition process with senior police officials in Maharashtra and at the Central- level," he said.

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When asked about the probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Deshmukh said statements of some people have been recorded and more will be recorded later.

"Inquiry is being conducted as per law," he said.

Rajput, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra here on June 14.

Rana, 59, was recently released from jail on compassionate ground after he told a US court that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

However, he was rearrested in Los Angeles 10 days back.

A special court here had issued arrest warrant against Rana on August 28, 2018.

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