Pak court sentences 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to 10 yrs in jail in 2 terror cases

Pak court sentences 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to 10 yrs in jail in 2 terror cases

New Delhi (NVI): An anti-terror court in Lahore has awarded 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed a 10 years prison term in connection with two terror cases.

Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist is already in jail since February this year, as he was sentenced to 11 years in jail in two other terror-financing cases. The JuD chief is currently lodged at Lahore’s high-security Kot Lakhpat jail.

Saeed and his two close aides – Zafar Iqbal and Yahya Mujahid – have been sentenced to 10 and a half years each. The JuD chief’s brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Hafiz Saeed is wanted on the most wanted list in India for planning 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 10 terrorists killed 166 people including six US citizens.

Notably, The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

The 26/11 mastermind was arrested in Pakistan in July last year in connection with terror-financing cases after international pressure built on Islamabad.

The global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is has also been building pressure on Pakistan to take measures against terrorists using its territory to carry out attacks in India and other parts of the world.

-ARK