CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys in the federal trial of a Chicago businessman accused of helping plan the Mumbai terrorist attack in 2008 will start presenting their cases to jurors.
Opening statements are Monday in Tahawwur Rana's (tuh-HOW'-ur RAH'-nahz) terrorism trial.
Prosecutors allege Rana provided cover for a former friend to scout sites in the rampage that killed more than 160 people. He's also accused of helping plot an attack that never took place on a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Rana's pleaded not guilty.
The trial is being watched worldwide as testimony may give clues about suspected links between a Pakistani militant group blamed in the Mumbai attacks and Pakistan's top intelligence agency known as ISI. The ISI's facing scrutiny for failing to detect Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.