Chicago Man, David Headley, Charged in Mumbai Attacks
David Headley a Chicago man, has been charged by U.S. prosecutors with aiding and abbetting the murder of six Americans in Mumbai in 2008, according to Reuters.
A 170 people were killed in the Mumbai attacks, after armed militants went on a killing spree targetting Mumbai's rail station, a cafe, five star hotels and a Jewish center.
Headley, a U.S. citizen who lives on Chicago’s North Side, was charged with six counts of conspiracy to bomb public places in India, to murder and maim persons in India and Denmark, to provide material support to foreign terrorist plots and to provide material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani-based militant group.
A second Chicago man, a Canadian citizen Tahawwur Rana is also being ivestigated along with David Headley, in relation to the Mumbai attacks.
The judge is currently considering bail for Rana
Magistrate Nan Nolan of the U.S. District Court in Chicago said she would make a better finding on whether to detain Rana once she had seen all of the evidence available, including his five-hour interview with federal agents.
Tahawwur Hussain Rana will be held in detention until his next hearing on December 15th.