26/11 Mumbai Attack: Pak Court Hands Mastermind Hafiz Saeed Over 10 Years Imprisonment

A Pakistan Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday pronounced ten-and-a-half years imprisonment to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed in two terror funding related cases. This is the fourth conviction of Saeed in 2020. Hafiz is currently serving a five-year sentence in another terror financing case in Lahore, ZeeNews reported.


A similar imprisonment was pronounced for three other JuD terrorists – Zafar Iqbal and Yahya Mujahid while Abdul Rehman Makki was sentenced to six months imprisonment. The court also ordered to confiscate all the properties of Hafiz Saeed.

Saeed, an UN-designated terrorist whom the US has placed a USD 10 million bounty on, was arrested on July 17, 2019, in the terror financing cases and four cases have been decided against him so far. A total of 41 cases have been registered against the leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa, out of which 24 have been decided while the rest are pending in the ATC courts.

Saeed-led JuD is the front organization for the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people, including six Americans. The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. He was listed under the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008.

He was sentenced to 11 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in February 2020 in two terror financing cases. He is lodged at Lahore’s high-security Kot Lakhpat jail, the report added.


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