Wed, 08 Jun 2011 08:22:32 GMT

Rana worked with Headley every step of the way: Prosecution

Chicago: Pakistan-born Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana was "no dupe" and was working with confessed Pakistani-American David Headley every step of the way in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, prosecutors told a Chicago court Tuesday.

Rana worked with Headley every step of the way: Prosecution

Rana was part of the deadly "inner circle", Assistant US Attorney Vicki Peters said, wrapping up the prosecution's closing arguments in the trial of Headley's boyhood friend accused of providing material support to Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for the November 2008 terror attack.

Rana, 50, was not "duped" as defence attorneys have suggested, but was working with his friend Headley every step of the way, allowing Headley to use his immigration business as a cover so that Headley could scout sites overseas for fellow terrorists, Peters said.

"He knows exactly who David Headley is and he knows what he's about," she said of Rana, according to Chicago Sun Times.

"... Headley is not trying to keep Rana in the dark. ... Rana was a not a dupe. He was not a fool."

Peters spent more than two hours going over e-mails and conversations Headley had with Rana and members of LeT terror group held responsible for the carnage in Mumbai.

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