Highlights:

  • JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment by Pakistan`s anti-terror court.
  • This decision was taken based on two more cases filed against him.

Hafiz Saeed was the man behind the Mumbai terror attack, and he is an UN-designated terrorist with a bounty of 10 million on his head. Hafiz Saeed was captured last year on July 17 under terror financing cases and was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment by an anti-terrorism court of Pakistan in February 2020 for two more similar cases. He is been locked in Kot Lakhpat jail under high security.

According to a court official of The Anti -Terrorism Court (ATC) of Lahore, four leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa were sentenced to imprisonment along with Hafiz Saeed. Zafar Iqbal and Yahya Mujahid are the names of the two close associates of Hafeez Saeed who along with him being sentenced to 10 and a half years of jail each. The brother-in-law of the chief- Abdul Rehman Makki is also sentenced to six months of jail.  Advocate Naseeruddin Nayyar and Mohammad Imran Fazal Gul cross-examined the case after it was filed by Counter-Terrorism Department. Later on, Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta announced his verdict on case No. 19/19 and 25/19.

Counter-Terrorism Department has till now filled 41 cases against JuD leaders, from which 24 have been settled. So far, Saeed has been filled with four cases. He was the frontier mastermind behind Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) that carried out the 2008 attack in Mumbai killing 166 people. He is a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under the US Department of Treasury.

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