Rana trial jury yet to reach verdictJune 9th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, June 9 (IANS) A US federal jury considering the fate of Pakistan-born Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, accused of providing support to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, is yet to reach a verdict.
Midway through the first day of deliberations Wednesday, the jury sent a question to US District Judge Harry Leinenweber about two indicted co-conspirators, retired Pakistani Army Major Pasha and Al Qaeda terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri and their affiliations with LeT and the Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Chicago Tribune reported.
After consultations, Leinenweber advised them that they have to rely on “collective memory” or material that is available in public domain.
Rana is on trial on charges he let his military school friend, confessed Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley, travel five times as a representative of Rana’s Chicago-based immigration business so Headley could scout out targets for the terror attacks in Mumbai.
Headley, who has pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty, testified against Rana during the trial, saying Rana was fully aware of the plot and that Rana played a crucial role. During the trial, Headley also testified that he took orders from the ISI and LeT.
Rana’s attorney Patrick Blegen says Headley is a liar and a con man who used Rana and his client was not aware of any terror plots.
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