The trial of Tahawwur Rana starting on Monday follows the killing of Osama bin Laden by US special forces that raised questions about whether Pakistani authorities knew the al Qaeda leader was in their country.
Notwithstanding the domestic controversy surrounding the venue of his trial, the White House has said that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, would be brought to justice.
The father of IIT alumnus Vikram
Buddhi, who was awarded a nearly five-year jail term by a US
court for posting hate messages against former President
George W Bush, on Saturday sharply reacted to the verdict.