26/11 terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan

at 4:49 pm
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

New Delhi (NVI): Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) have arrested Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the chief planner of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and Lakhkar-e-Toiba’s current supreme commander of operations, on charges of terrorist financing.

Lakhvi, who was on bail since 2015 in the Mumbai attack case, has been found guilty of extending financial help to terrorists through different umbrella businesses.

Furthermore, he has been accused of running a dispensary to generate funds for the purpose of diverting the same to terrorists, according to media reports.

However, the CTD did not mention his place of arrest.

“Following an intelligence-based operation conducted by the CTD Punjab, proscribed organisation LeT leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on charges of terrorism financing,” CTD said in a statement.

His case will now be heard in the Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) in Lahore.

Lakhvi was designated a global terrorist by the United Nations in 2008 under the UN Security Council Resolution after the November 26 Mumbai terrorist attack.

The Mumbai terror attack was one of the deadliest attacks in India as 10 heavily-armed Lashkar-e-Toiba militants from Pakistan killed over 166 people and injured around 300 others.