On April 23, 2021, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois approved the extradition of Tahawwur Rana, a Canadian businessman accused of involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Rana was charged by the U.S. government in 2009 with providing material support to the Mumbai terror attacks and of involvement in a plot to attack a Danish newspaper. In 2011, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a U.S. court.
The extradition request was made by the Indian government soon after his conviction in the United States. However, Rana had appealed the extradition order issued by a U.S. court in 2018. The Indian government had argued that Rana should be extradited to India to face trial for his role in the Mumbai terror attacks.
Rana is believed to have provided logistical support to co-accused David Headley, who was convicted by the U.S. court for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.