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Mumbai Attack Mastermind Hafiz Saeed Charged With Terror Financing By Pak Court

JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the LeT which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack.

Mumbai Attack Mastermind Hafiz Saeed Charged With Terror Financing By Pak Court
Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. | File Photo
Mumbai Attack Mastermind Hafiz Saeed Charged With Terror Financing By Pak Court
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2019-12-11T13:53:44+05:30

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Wednesday indicted Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on terror financing charges.

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab Police on July 17 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.

Also Read: Hafiz Saeed's Arrest: Pakistan Has Enacted Similar Dramas 8 Times Since 2001, Says India

The cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan 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 LeT, JuD and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) for their holding and use of trusts to raise funds for terrorism financing.

Also Read: Is Hafiz Saeed's Arrest By Pakistan Mere Cosmetic Move Or There Is More To It?

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

The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has offered a USD 10 million reward for information that brings Saeed to justice.

(With PTI Inputs)

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