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Pak Court Jails Hafiz Saeed Aide For 32 Years In Terror Financing Cases

Pak Court Jails Hafiz Saeed Aide For 32 Years In Terror Financing Cases

Hafiz Saeed was arrested final yr and is serving his time period in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. (File)

Lahore:

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court docket on Wednesday handed down 32 years imprisonment to the terrorist of Mumbai assault mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) terror group in two terror financing instances.

The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) additionally convicted two different JuD terrorists, together with the brother-in-law of Saeed, in terror financing instances.

“ATC Judge Ijaz Ahmad Buttar handed down 32 years imprisonment to JuD’s Yahya Mujahid in two FIRs. Prof Zafar Iqbal and Prof Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki (brother-in-law of Saeed) were awarded 16 and one-year jail terms in two cases,” a court docket official instructed PTI.

He mentioned that the 2 different JuD terrorists — Abdul Salam bin Muhammad and Luqman Shah — had been indicted in additional terror financing instances.

The court docket directed the prosecution to current its witnesses on November 16.

The suspects had been introduced within the court docket in excessive safety and media was not allowed to enter the court docket premises throughout the case proceedings.

Last week, the ATC Lahore convicted JuD’s Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Ashraf in two extra instances of terror financing registered by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab police.

Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Ashraf have been given a collective imprisonment of 16 years every underneath completely different sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act. Makki has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment in a case with a nice of Rs 170,000.

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In September final yr, the ATC Lahore handed down over 16 years imprisonment to Prof Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Abdus Salam bin Muhammad and one-and-a-half-year sentence to Makki in a terror financing case.

In February final yr, Saeed had been sentenced to jail for 11 years on terror finance prices by an ATC in Lahore.

The ATC 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. Saeed is serving his time period in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. He was arrested in July final yr.

The CTD of Punjab police had registered 23 FIRs towards Saeed and his accomplices on the costs of terror financing in several cities of the province.

Saeed-led JuD is the entrance organisation for Lashkar-e-Taiba which is accountable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 individuals, together with six Americans.

The US named Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has provided a USD 10-million reward for info that brings Saeed to justice.

He was listed as a terrorist underneath the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008.

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