Tahawwur Rana denies role in 26/11: Lawyer

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Chicago, Nov 30: Terror suspect Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Chicago resident of Pakistani-origin, has reportedly denied any involvement in the Mumbai attacks, his lawyer said on Monday, Nov 30.

Rana's lawyer Patrick Blegen in a statement said, "Mr Rana categorically denies involvement in the tragic events in Mumbai of Nov 26, 2008,"

He further said, "He harbours no ill-will against the people of India and continues to have close family ties to the country. In recent years, Mr Rana's career has been geared toward assisting members of the Hindu and other communities to become legalised and established in the United States and Canada."

Rana's bail hearing is scheduled for Dec 2 when he would offer more than a million dollars in bond security.

Blegen said witnesses would testify about Rana's clean record and reputation as a businessman.

"They will testify he is not a risk of flight, has ties to the community, that he is regarded as an honest and a trustworthy businessman and has no record whatsoever," the lawyer added.

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