Lahore, September 16
An anti-terrorism court docket in Pakistan on Wednesday indicted 4 high leaders of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), together with the brother-in-law of Mumbai assault mastermind Hafiz Saeed, in 4 extra circumstances of terror financing.
“Terror financing charges were framed on Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki (brother-in-law of Saeed), Yahya Mujahid (JuD spokesperson), Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Ashraf in four more cases,” a court docket official instructed PTI after the listening to.
The suspects have been delivered to the ATC-III amid excessive safety from the Kot Lakhpat Jail. The official stated Judge Ijaz Ahmad Buttar directed the prosecution to current witnesses on subsequent listening to on Thursday.
Last month, the ATC Lahore handed down over 16 years imprisonment to Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Abdus Salam and one-and-a-half-year sentence to Makki in one other terror financing case.
In February, Saeed was sentenced to a jail time period of 11 years on terror finance costs by the ATC of Lahore. The court docket sentenced Saeed and his shut aide Zafar Iqbal to five-and-a-half years every in two circumstances. 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 Counterterrorism Department of Punjab police had registered 23 FIRs in opposition to Saeed and his accomplices for terror financing in numerous cities of the province.
Saeed-led JuD is the entrance organisation for Lashkar-e-Taiba which is chargeable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 folks, together with six Americans.
The US named Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has supplied a USD 10-million reward for info that brings Saeed to justice.
He was listed as a terrorist below the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008. PTI