US Attorney General assures India of help in 26/11 probe

February 22, 2012

Daily News & Analysis on February 22, 2012 released the following:

“With India seeking extradition of David Headley and Tahawwur Hussein Rana, the US has assured it of all possible help in bringing to book culprits of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

The assurance was given to Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao by US Attorney General Eric Holder in a meeting on Tuesday.

Rao met Holder and underlined the importance of cooperation in the investigation of the Mumbai terror attacks, in which India has sought extradition of the two accused who are currently lodged in a US prison.

“Attorney General Holder assured all possible assistance as provided within the framework of US law in this regard and underscored the importance the US attached to counter terrorism cooperation with India,” Indian Embassy spokesman, Virander Paul, said.

“Underscoring the crucial importance of cooperation in the investigation of the Mumbai terror attacks, Ambassador Rao expressed the hope that a few important aspects of the request for assistance in this regard would be fulfilled soon,” Paul added.

An Indian court last week ordered the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to produce Headley and Rana?- the two 26/11 accused lodged in a Chicago jail? before it on March 13.

Headley, who conducted surveillance operations in Mumbai for LeT targets, entered a plea bargain with the US authorities under which he would not be extradited to a third country.

Holder and Rao also discussed the growing India-US cooperation in diverse fields including counter-terrorism and mutual legal assistance in crime-related matters.”

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American Fugitive to be Extradited from India to US to Face Fraud Charges

July 12, 2011

After more than a decade-long chase, an American fugitive will finally be deported to his home country. A Delhi court has ordered the extradition of Dan Boakye Agyeman, a lawyer, who masterminded a bank fraud in California in 2000. Agyeman fled from the United States following orders of his arrest. He is a citizen of the United States and Ghana. Ordering the extradition, additional chief metropolitan magistrate (ACMM) said, “The offence of bank fraud and possession of counterfeit securities for which the fugitive criminal has been charged by the United States District Court are also offences in Indian Penal Code.” The court observed that it is an undisputed fact that there exists a valid extradition treaty between India and the United States.

Advocate Naveen Matta appearing for the ministry of external affairs (MEA) told the court prima facie this is a strong case for deportation as the accused, after the Interpol issued a Red Corner notice against him, fled the country.

According to MEA, Agyeman was an attorney with a license to practice law in the State of California. In 2000, he deposited two checks totaling $309,000 in his attorney-client trust at a Bank of America branch, and both checks were flagged as counterfeits. The bank investigated the issue. According to the bank, the first check was a valid check from Intel Corporation that had been stolen and altered, and the second check was a counterfeit drawn on the account of a car dealership.

Agyeman was arrested on January 21, 2011, at Mumbai International Airport in pursuance to the Red Corner Notice. He told the court that he is willing to go back to America to stand the trial.

The majority of this article was written by Sumit Saxena and published by the Hindustan Times on July 11, 2011.

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