Pakistan court indicts Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and accomplices on terror-financing charges

  • Hafiz Saeed, chief of the banned JuD, was indicted by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court on terror financing charges

  • On Saturday, the court had delayed the indictment owing to unavailability of one of the suspects in a case

  • Pakistan has launched investigations into matters of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, JuD for their use of trusts to raise funds for terrorism financing

Lahore: Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and chief of the banned JuD, was indicted on Wednesday by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court on terror financing charges.

Anti Terrorism Court-I judge Malik Arshad Bhutta charged Saeed along with his accomplices with "terror financing" in different cities of Punjab province

On Saturday, the court had delayed the indictment owing to unavailability of one of the suspects in a case registered by the Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) on charges of terror financing

The CTD of the Punjab Police on 17 July registered 23 FIRs against Saeed and his accomplices on the charges of "terror financing" in different cities of Punjab province and arrested the Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief. He is detained at the Kot Lakhpat jail

The cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan cities for collection of funds for terror financing through assets/properties made and held in the names of Trusts/Non Profit Organisations (NPO) including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust and Muaz Bin Jabal Trust.

Under pressure from the international community, the Pakistani authorities have launched investigations into matters of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, JuD and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) for their holding and use of trusts to raise funds for terrorism financing.

Saeed-led JuD is the front organisation for the LeT which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people.

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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2019 15:41:19 IST