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Pakistan court finds Hafiz Saeed guilty in terror financing case: Report

File photo: Hafiz Saeed Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 07, 2019, 01.57 PM (IST) Edited By: Puniti Pandey

UN-proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed has been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act after a Pakistan court found him guilty in the terror-financing case.

The case has now been shifted to Pakistan's Gujarat.

26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa(JuD) Saeed was arrested by Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on July 17 in connection with charges relating to terror financing.

Counter-Terrorism Department had registered 23 cases in July against the leadership of JuD, Lashkar-e-Taiba and FIF (Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation) for acquiring assets from terror financing through non-profit organisations.

India blames Saeed for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people were killed including several Americans.

Saeed was declared a global terrorist by the UNSC recently after a long, protracted battle by India at the UN body, a move which was consistently blocked by China. The US had declared a $10 million reward for capturing the Pakistan-based terrorist.

(With inputs from agncies)
 

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26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa(JuD) Saeed was arrested by Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on July 17 in connection with charges relating to terror financing