Chicago: In a series of revelations, Tahawwur Rana on Saturday said that he did not congratulate the 26/11 co-accused and co-conspirator David Coleman Headley.

Rana's attorney Patrick Blegen told a Chicago court that for 26/11 carnage, Headley was congratulated by his brother Hamza and wife Shazia among several others but not by Rana.

50-year-old Rana was charged with providing a front to Headley by appointing him as an immigration consultant at his First World Immigration Office in Mumbai.

Blegen also argued in the court of Harry D Leinenweber as alleged initially, Rana was not the first to say the nine attackers killed in the Mumbai attacks should be given Pakistan's highest honour the 'Nishane Haider', but was only repeating what Headley had said.

In the secretly recorded conversation, Rana said, "You know they should be given Nishane Haider...”. Blegen claimed that Rana was repeating what "you" (Headley) had said.

The attorney also brought up the topic that Headley indulged in a lot of "loose talk", and used to express anger which were extreme.

"He engaged in loose talk with everybody – and did not keep it to himself."

It was also alleged that Headley was manipulative and would say different things to different people only letting them know what was needed.

Agencies