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Jury selection ongoing in Mumbai terror trial

 FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2008 file photo, smoke billows from the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, India during a 60-hour rampage through India's financial c...

Mumbai Attacks Trial

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2008 file photo, smoke billows from the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, India during a 60-hour rampage through India's financial c...

Potential jurors in the terrorism trial of a Chicago businessman accused of helping plan the deadly 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks are answering questions about their familiarity with Islam and views on the religion.
The questions are less focused on the jurors' backgrounds and more on topics that could arise during testimony.
Tahawwur Rana is a Muslim who's accused of providing cover for a former school classmate to scout out sites in Mumbai for the rampage that killed more than 160 people.
The potential jurors include a librarian and man who belongs to a machinists union. Twelve jurors and six alternates will be chosen from nearly 100.
Rana also is accused of helping plan an attack that never happened on a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.


Updated : 2021-04-13 07:40 GMT+08:00