Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) spokesperson sentences to jail for 32 years by Pakistani anti-terrorism court.
Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) reportedly also convicted two more JuD leaders, including the brother-in-law of Saeed, in terror financing cases.
Court official said,“ATC Judge Ijaz Ahmad Buttar handed down 32 years imprisonment to JuD spokesperson 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,”
The two other Jammat-ud-Dawah operators Abdul Salam bin Muhammad and Luqman Shah were indicted in more terror financing cases.
Few days back pakistan’s ATC Lahore convicted JuD’s Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Ashraf in two more cases 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 each under different sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act. Makki has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment in a case with a fine of Rs 170,000.
Last year Hafiz Saeed sentenced to jail for 11 years on terror finance charges by an ATC in Lahore.
ATC sentenced Saeed and his close aide Zafar Iqbal to five-and-a-half years each in two cases. A total of 11 years sentence will run concurrently. Saeed is serving his term in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. He was arrested in July last year.
It is reported that CTD of Punjab police had registered 23 FIRs against Saeed and his accomplices on the charges of terror financing in different cities of the province.
Hafiz Saeed is mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which more than 166 people were killed.
Few years back US puts name of Hafiz Saeed in Specially Designated Global Terrorist list and a USD 10-million reward for information that brings Saeed to justice.
He was listed as a terrorist under the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008.