Jury deliberations to begin in Mumbai terror trial

June 8, 2011 - 2:13 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks are ready for deliberations.

Closing arguments in Tahawwur Rana's terrorism (tuh-HOW'-ur RAH'-nah) trial ended late Tuesday. The jury is due in court Wednesday morning for deliberations.

Rana has pleaded not guilty to providing cover for David Headley, an admitted Pakistani-American terrorist. Headley has pleaded guilty to scouting sites ahead of the attacks that killed more than 160 people in India's largest city. He testified during Rana's trial that he took orders from both Pakistani intelligence and a militant group.

The case is being closely watched worldwide, especially amid suspicions that Pakistan's government may have been protecting Osama bin Laden before the al-Qaida leader's May 2 killing by U.S. forces. Pakistan has denied the allegations.