September 30, 2020

Pakistan Court docket Sends three Shut Aides Of Mumbai Assault Mastermind Hafiz Saeed To Jail For Terror Financing

Pak Court Sends 3 Close Aides Of Hafiz Saeed To Jail For Terror Financing

Final week, the suspects have been indicted within the terror financing case. (Representational)


An anti-terrorism courtroom in Pakistan has sentenced three senior leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and shut aides of mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror assault Hafiz Saeed to over 16 years in jail for terror financing.

Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki and Hafiz Abdus Salam, who have been launched on bail two weeks in the past after the Lahore Excessive Court docket suspended their sentence in a terror financing case, are among the many three leaders who have been sentenced by the Anti-Terrorism Court docket (ATC) Lahore in one other terror financing case.

“The ATC sentenced Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Abdus Salam bin Muhammad for 16 and a half years in one other terror financing case. A advantageous of Rs 150,000 on every of them was additionally imposed,” a courtroom official stated after the decision was pronounced within the presence of the suspects.

“Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki has additionally been handed down the one-and-a-half-year sentence in the identical case. A advantageous of Rs 20,000 was additionally imposed on him,” the official stated, including that high-security measures have been taken throughout the courtroom listening to.

ATC-III decide Ijaz Ahmed Buttar gave the decision. Final week, the suspects have been indicted on this case, he stated.

“The suspects’ trial was held FIR-91/19 through which the prosecution offered a complete 10 witnesses,” he stated.

The decision said that the three JuD leaders have been discovered responsible of offence of terrorism financing.

In February, Hafiz Saeed was sentenced to a jail time period of 11 years on terror finance expenses by an ATC of Lahore. The courtroom sentenced Saeed and his shut aide Zafar Iqbal to five-and-a-half years every in two instances. A complete of 11 years sentence will run concurrently. Hafiz Saeed is serving his time period in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. He was arrested in July final yr.

The Counter-terrorism Division of Punjab police had registered 23 FIRs towards Hafiz Saeed and his accomplices for terror financing in several cities of the province. Hafiz Saeed-led JuD is the entrance organisation for Lashkar-e-Taiba which is answerable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 individuals, together with six Individuals.

The US named Hafiz Saeed as a Specifically Designated International Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has supplied a $10-million reward for data that brings Saeed to justice. He was listed as a terrorist beneath the UN Safety Council Decision 1267 in December 2008.