Pakistan’s anti-terror court sentences Hafiz Saeed to 10 years in jail
19 Nov 2020 04 21
In this photo shows Jamat-ud-Dawa (JUD) chief Hafiz Saeed speaks to a rally. File/AFP
Gulf Today Report
Pakistan's anti-terror court has awarded Jamat-ud-Dawa (JUD) chief Hafiz Saeed 10-year imprisonment and other top leaders of the organisation in at least two cases related to terror-financing on Thursday.
Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JUD chief Saeed, a UN designated terrorist on whom the US has placed a $10 million bounty, was arrested on July 17 last year in the terror financing cases.
As per the court order, the authorities have been directed to confiscate the properties of Hafiz Saeed along with the imposition of Rs10,000 fine.
He was sentenced to 11 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in February this year in two terror financing cases.
As per details, the investigation into the cases revealed that the suspects committed terror financing by managing assets of proscribed organisations and helped them in raising funds.
The jail term of Saeed, who is already serving his sentence on charges of terror financing in the Kot Lakpat jail in Lahore in another case, will now be extended following the latest verdict. He was arrested in July 2019.
According to a court official, "The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Lahore on Thursday sentenced four leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa, including its chief Hafiz Saeed, in two more cases."