US Prosecutors Invoke Secrecy Law in 26/11 Trial

US prosecutors who are preparing for trial of a Pakistani-born American national for Mumbai terror attacks, have invoked a secrecy law to check disclosure of evidence in the case, reported Reuters.

Patrick Fitzgerald, the US attorney in Chicago, and other prosecutors appealed the judge for a private hearing to explain the government’s classified evidence as defendant Tahawwur Hussain Rana looked up during the hearing, said report.

The judge posted the matter for March 29 for hearing, report said.

It may be mentioned that the American law in question – the Classified Information Procedures Act – seeks to balance a defendant’s rights against the government’s desire to protect secrets and its information gathering sources and methods.

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