Chicago, Dec 15: Tahawwur Hussain Rana, the Pakistan-origin American terror suspect who is detained in the US, apparently praised the members of Lashkar-e-Toiba for doing a 'good job' during the 26/11 Mumbai Terror attacks in Nov 2008.
US prosecutors filed a 10-page memo in a court in Chicago on Monday, Dec 14. According to this, Rana asked accomplice David Coleman Headley to pass along his message to LeT member 'A", who has been identified by Rana as Khalid bin waleed.
“In the world, if there had been...a medal for command, top class," the documents quote as Rana saying.
Headley then interrupts Rana and informs him that he already had passed that message and “I (Headley) took your (Rana's) name when I said it".
To this Rana allegedly responded, “there is no doubt; it is a very befitting name for him. Very good. Good job".
Headley has revealed that it was LeT member 'A' who briefed the attackers on the target. However, he identified a different member by name Abu Qahafa.
In response to that Rana said, “whatever mixture you guys have made, whichever person did it...yeah, there they stood their ground".
While Headley has been charged with plotting the 26/11 attack in India, Rana continues to deny charges.
Pointing out that 'Rana is no Gandhi' the prosecutors said that Rana is “far from advocating non-violence, Rana"s own statements reveal his support for the brutal killing of around 170 people".