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26/11 probe: US releases first visuals of Rana

Jun 07, 2011 07:14 AM IST India India

Chicago: The US has released first visuals of the 26/11 co-conspirator Tahawwur Hussain Rana's trial in Chicago. In the video, Rana is heard talking about David Coleman Headley, his links with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as well the Lashkar-e-Toiba and details on the al Qaeda linked Illyas Kashmiri.

While discussing Headley's links with the ISI and Lashkar, Rana says, "Probably Lashkar did not know he was working for the ISI."

The US defence will finish its closing arguments late on Tuesday.

Rana is charged with three counts of providing material support to terrorists by acting as a messenger and providing a cover for a key figure in the Mumbai attacks.

The defence called in just two witnesses on Tuesday and Rana's verdict is expected by Wednesday. If convicted, he may face a life sentence.

The prosecution showed about 10 minutes from the six-hour interrogation of Rana in a poorly lit Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) holding cell in Chicago on October 18, 2009, the day he was arrested.