Chicago: A Chicago man charged with scheming to launch a terrorist attack on a Danish newspaper also discussed a possible attack against a military college in India, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors said in court papers that Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana in September spoke to another man charged in the case about designating the National Defence College of India as among possible targets they might pursue.
“Recorded conversations involving the defendant, emails and other documentary evidence demonstrate that the defendant conspired to provide and did provide material support to the conspiracy,” prosecutors said in court papers.
Rana, 48, and another man, David Headley, 49, are charged with conspiring to attack the Copenhagen newspaper ‘Jyllands-Posten’, which sparked outrage in much of the Muslim world in 2005 by publishing 12 cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.
There was no detail in the court papers on whether anything substantial had been done in regard to the school in India or whether it was merely a talk.