Chicago Trial: Verdict may be announced on June 8

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Tahawwur Rana
Chicago, Jun 3: The Chicago court may announce its verdict in the ongoing trial of Tahawwur Rana, who is accused of helping David Headley for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, as early as Jun 8.

Media reported that the verdict may be out soon as Tahawwur Rana is unlikely to show any evidence at his own trial. The co-accused David Headley had given his testimony after five days of questioning by prosecution and defence lawyers.

It seems like the case is coming to an end as the government and defence parties agreed the stipulation, where both won't argue on certain aspects. US district court judge Harry D Leinenweber said that the case has reached to its end.

After adjourning the court hearing till Monday, Leinenweber said, "We're fairly close to the end of the case."

On Monday, the last of the witnesses will be presented in the court. It is expected that the final arguments on Rana's role in 2008 Mumbai attack will be heard on Tuesday and the court may give its final verdict on Wednesday.

Rana was charged of 12 counts by a US federal grand jury on Feb 15, 2010 for planning the attacks, providing material support to the LeT and guiding Headley to inquire about the targets in Mumbai. Likewise, the co-accused Headley was also declared guilty to 12 charges in connection with the Mumbai attack and other plots.

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