Jurors due in Chicago court for Mumbai terror case

May 16, 2011 - 4:30 AM
Mumbai Attacks Trial

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2009 file courtroom sketch, Tahawwur Hussain Rana appears before federal Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan in Chicago. Rana, 50, is accused in the 2008 Mumbai rampage that left more than 160 people dead and planning an attack that was never carried out on a Danish newspaper. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, including material support to terrorism. Jury selection in his trial begins Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Verna Sadock, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors are due in court for the federal terrorism trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed more than 160 people.

Nearly 100 potential jurors are expected at Chicago's federal court Monday. Defendant Tahawwur Rana (tuh-HOW'-ur RAH'-nah) is accused of helping his friend David Headley, a Pakistani-American who pleaded guilty to helping a Pakistani militant group scout sites for the attacks.

Jurors have to answer questionnaires covering a range of topics. Some questions ask about Pakistani militant groups. Another question asks if the juror has ever lived in India, Pakistan or Denmark.

Rana also is accused of helping plan an attack that never took place on a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.