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India disappointed over Rana�s acquittal

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI/BANGALORE, June 10 � Voicing �disappointment� over Tahawwur Rana�s acquittal by a US court on the charge of plotting the Mumbai attacks, India today said it will soon take a decision on filing a chargesheet against him and LeT operative David Headley in an Indian court, reports PTI.

�We are disappointed that Rana was acquitted on the count of conspiracy to provide material support to the Mumbai terrorist attacks,� Secretary, Internal Security, in the Ministry of Home Affairs, UK Bansal, said in a statement.

In Bangalore, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said �we are not entirely satisfied� with the verdict and pointed out that �the fact remains that throughout the last few months, the trial has (shown) substantial linkages between the two (Rana and Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley) facing the trial and on Mumbai attack�.

Bansal said the government has taken note of the verdict pronounced by a US District Court in the Rana case following the finding by the jury that the Pakistani-Canadian was guilty on two of the three counts.

Rana has been found guilty on one count of �conspiracy to provide material support to the terror plot in Denmark� and the other of �providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba�. The jury acquitted Rana of conspiracy to provide material support to the Mumbai terror attacks.

Bansal said the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the case against Headley, Rana and others, has decided to wait for proceedings to conclude in the US court before filing a charge sheet in an Indian court against the accused.

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India disappointed over Rana�s acquittal

NEW DELHI/BANGALORE, June 10 � Voicing �disappointment� over Tahawwur Rana�s acquittal by a US court on the charge of plotting the Mumbai attacks, India today said it will soon take a decision on filing a chargesheet against him and LeT operative David Headley in an Indian court, reports PTI.

�We are disappointed that Rana was acquitted on the count of conspiracy to provide material support to the Mumbai terrorist attacks,� Secretary, Internal Security, in the Ministry of Home Affairs, UK Bansal, said in a statement.

In Bangalore, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said �we are not entirely satisfied� with the verdict and pointed out that �the fact remains that throughout the last few months, the trial has (shown) substantial linkages between the two (Rana and Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley) facing the trial and on Mumbai attack�.

Bansal said the government has taken note of the verdict pronounced by a US District Court in the Rana case following the finding by the jury that the Pakistani-Canadian was guilty on two of the three counts.

Rana has been found guilty on one count of �conspiracy to provide material support to the terror plot in Denmark� and the other of �providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba�. The jury acquitted Rana of conspiracy to provide material support to the Mumbai terror attacks.

Bansal said the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the case against Headley, Rana and others, has decided to wait for proceedings to conclude in the US court before filing a charge sheet in an Indian court against the accused.

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