Up to date: November 19, 2020 4:12:10 pm
Mumbai terror assault mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court docket in Pakistan in two extra terror circumstances.
Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has positioned a USD 10 million bounty on, was arrested on July 17 final yr within the terror financing circumstances. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court docket in February this yr in two terror financing circumstances.
He’s lodged on the Lahore’s high-security Kot Lakhpat jail.
“The Anti-Terrorism Court docket (ATC) of Lahore on Thursday sentenced 4 leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa, together with its chief Hafiz Saeed, in two extra circumstances,” a court docket official advised PTI.
Saeed and his two shut aides – Zafar Iqbal and Yahya Mujahid – have been sentenced to 10 and a half years every, whereas JuD chief’s brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment.
“Choose Arshad Hussain Bhutta of ATC Court docket No. 1 heard the case No. 16/19 and 25/19 filed by Counter Terrorism Division during which the decision has been introduced after the statements of witnesses had been cross-examined by Naseeruddin Nayyar and Mohammad Imran Fazal Gul Advocate,” the official mentioned.
A complete of 41 circumstances have been registered by the CTD in opposition to the JuD leaders, out of which 24 have been determined whereas the remainder are pending within the ATC courts. 4 circumstances have been determined in opposition to Saeed to this point.
Saeed-led JuD is the entrance organisation for the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) which is answerable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 individuals, together with six People.
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The US Division of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specifically Designated International Terrorist. He was listed below the UN Safety Council Decision 1267 in December 2008.
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