Pak cabbie indicted for aiding Qaeda

 A federal grand jury returned the indictment against Raja Lahrasib Khan, who is being held in federal lock-up Metropolitan Correctional Centre without bond.

The indictment is on the same two counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organisation that were charged in the complaint filed against Khan after his arrest by FBI last week.

Khan was scheduled to appear in a Chicago court on April 7 for a preliminary hearing, when the government would have shown some of its evidence against him. However, due to the indictment, that hearing now stands cancelled. No date for an arraignment has been set yet.

According to the two-page indictment, “on November 23, 2009 at Chicago, Khan did knowingly attempt to provide material support and resources, namely funds and currency, to a foreign terrorist organisation, namely al-Qaeda, which was designated by the US Secretary of State as a foreign terrorist organisation... knowing that al-Qaeda had engaged and was engaging in terrorist activity.”

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