Chicago, Jan 31 - A US court has rejected the plea of a fresh trial by Pakistan-born Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, convicted of aiding terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) which is blamed for Nov 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
The Chicago district court rejected the plea of Rana, a boyhood friend of Pakistani American terrorist David Headley, saying there was no reason to believe the court had erred as the government had presented substantial evidence of Rana's knowledge and participation in the alleged acts.
Washington, June 10: A US jury has convicted Tahawwur Rana, a Chicago based businessman, of supporting the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to carry out an attack on a Danish newspaper, but cleared of the more serious charge of helping to plot the 2008 attacks on Mumbai.
The Chicago jury convicted him of helping the LeT to carry out an attack on a Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, which had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, the BBC reports.
However, the plan was never carried out.