An anti-terrorism court in Lahore on Wednesday charged Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed’s two close aides and brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki in various terror financing cases.
Saeed was sentenced to 11 years in prison by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore on Wednesday.
JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the LeT which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack.
The attacks lasted for four days killing 166 people and injuring over 300.
Hafiz Saeed was listed under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008.
Hafiz Saeed was arrested on July 17 in a terror-financing case and the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gujrat (some 200-km from Lahore) will take it up on September 2. He is kept at the Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail in high security in Pakistan
Special Anti-Terrorism Court judge Syed Ali Imran ordered the Counter Terrorism Department to complete its investigation and present a formal challan in court on August 7.
A day after Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed was arrested by Pakistan, India Thursday said similar "drama" has taken place at least eight times since 2001.
This news comes a day after the Pakistani authorities booked the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed for committing multiple offences of terror financing and money laundering.
Pakistan's counter-terrorism department (CTD) said Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his aides used five trusts to 'raise funds for terrorism financing'.
Saeed had filed an appeal with the UN through Lahore-based law firm Mirza and Mirza in 2017, while he was still under house arrest in Pakistan, for removal of the ban.
At least two seminaries and property belonging to proscribed JuD and FIF were taken over by the government under the National Action Plan (NAP) on Tuesday
"It was further decided that Jamat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation be notified as proscribed organizations by the Ministry of Interior," a spokesman of the Interior Ministry said
The court's order comes in the backdrop of a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental money-laundering watchdog, that put Pakistan on a grey list.
He also criticised the politicians of Pakistan, blaming them for obeying the orders of America and other Western countries.
The Court will consider the charge sheet against terror accused later today.
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