LeT was targeting National Defence College: FBI

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Washington, Nov 4: David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, arrested by FBI, were part of a LeT plan to attack the National Defence College in India, federal prosecutors have said.

The attorneys of the US Department of Justice opposed the bail application of Rana before a Chicago court on Tuesday, Nov 3, saying that Rana is a danger to the community and might leave the country, if released.

Pakistani-born Canadian citizen and a resident of Chicago, Rana faces a maximum sentence of 30 years, if proved guilty.

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.

The reference to the National Defence College, New Delhi, as a target was made by the duo during their conversations on Sep 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.

"Headley stated 'Defence College' twice during the conversation with Rana," FBI said.

This indicates that the LeT was giving priority to its attack on the National Defence College in New Delhi over the other targets, including the facilities of the Danish newspaper.

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