Pakistan Court Indicts 4 Close Aides Of Hafiz Saeed In Terror Financing Case: The courtroom has adjourned the proceedings until Wednesday (Representational)

Pakistan Court Indicts 4 Close Aides Of Hafiz Saeed In Terror Financing Case

Lahore: An anti-terrorism courtroom in Pakistan on Tuesday indicted 4 high leaders of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) in a terror financing case. The 4 are shut aides of 2008 Mumbai terror assault mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

The courtroom indicted Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Yayha Aziz and Abdul Salam in one of many circumstances registered in opposition to them on prices of terror funding.

All of the 4 accused, nonetheless, pleaded “not responsible” and selected to contest the trial.

The courtroom has adjourned the proceedings until Wednesday, with course to the prosecution to current witnesses in opposition to the suspects.

The Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) of Punjab police had registered 23 FIRs in opposition to 70-year-old Hafiz Saeed and his accomplices on the costs of terror financing in several cities of the province.

Hafiz Saeed, a UN designated terrorist on whom the US has positioned a $10 million bounty, was arrested on July 17, 2019 and is at the moment lodged on the high-security Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.

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

The US named Hafiz Saeed a Specifically Designated World Terrorist, and the US has, since 2012, supplied $10 million as reward for any info that brings Saeed to justice. He was listed as a terrorist underneath the UN Safety Council Decision 1267 in December 2008.

In February, Lahore’s anti-terrorism courtroom sentenced Hafiz Saeed and his shut aide Zafar Iqbal to 5 and a half years and imposed a nice of Rs 15,000 in two terror financing circumstances. The jail phrases in each circumstances will run concurrently.

US had welcomed Hafiz Saeed’s conviction and described it as an “essential step ahead” for Pakistan in assembly its worldwide commitments to fight terror financing and to not enable non-state actors to function from its soil.

The crackdown on Saeed’s organisation final yr adopted a warning by the worldwide terror financing watchdog to Pakistan to ship on its commitments to curb terror financing and cash laundering.


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