As a US court acquitted Pakistani-born Canadian businessman Tahawwur Hussain Rana of charges of plotting the deadly Mumbai attacks, India has said it will press on with attempts to try Rana. India’s internal security secretary UK Bansal said the government in New Delhi was “disappointed” that Rana was acquitted at a court in Chicago on Thursday.
But he added: “I do not see it as a setback as our case is still under investigation.”
The Indian government would review the verdict, Bansal told reporters in Indian capital New Delhi, adding that federal investigators were still preparing a case against both Rana and Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, who was the star witness in the Chicago trial, with a view of trying them in India. “When the probe is over, we will produce the evidence in court,” he said. AFP Detailed story IHT page 4
Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2011.