Jurors in terror trial due back in court

June 9, 2011 - 2:15 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors in the terrorism trial of a Chicago businessman charged in the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks are due back in court for their second day of deliberations.

The jury had a question Wednesday about other defendants charged in absentia and their affiliations to different groups. The judge told them to rely on the evidence.

Deliberations resume Thursday.

Prosecutors allege Tahawwur Rana (tuh-HOW'-ur RAH'-nah) provided cover for David Headley, who pleaded guilty to scouting sites for the attack that left more than 160 people dead. Headley testified at Rana's trial that he took orders from Pakistani intelligence and a militant organization.

The case is being closely watched amid suspicions that Pakistan's government may have been protecting Osama bin Laden before the al-Qaida leader's killing by U.S. forces. Pakistan denies the allegations.