The United States has said it will continue to bring to justice the other six
people named in Mumbai terror attacks case, including Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders.
"They are fugitives. If we can ever get our hands on them, we will try to arrest
them, or have them arrested depending on what country they are found in and
extradite to the United States and prosecute them here in the US," Acting US
Attorney Gary S Shapiro told reporters after Headley was sentenced to 35 years
of imprisonment by a Chicago court.
These six individuals named in the indictment, besides Tahawur Rana, who was
sentenced last week, and Headley (sentenced yesterday), are Illyas Kashmiri,
Abdur Rehman Hashim Syed alias Pasha, Sajid Mir, Abu Qahafa, Mazhar Iqbal, and
Of these Illyas Kashmiri is reported to have died in a US drone attack and rest
five are said to be in Pakistan.
"I think there are those who think these are kind of meaningless exercise, and
that the US Government would never get its hand on these fugitives, but you
know, you could have said the same thing 15 years ago about some of the drug
lords in Columbia, you could have said the same thing 10 years ago about cartel
members in Mexico; those countries changed dramatically and we extradited many
of these people to the United States, with some of them to Chicago," Shapiro
"So we have hopes that we can prosecute them and certainly going to keep looking
for them," he said.
"All I said was, we are continuing those investigation – we make no prediction
on anything that would come form those investigations," Shapiro said in response
to a question.
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