Hafiz Saeed’s Jammat-ud-Dawah spokesperson sentenced to 15 years jail by Pakistan anti-terrorism court

Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed‘s Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) spokesperson, Yahya Mujahid has been sentenced to 15 years jail term by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court. This sentence is related to a terror funding case.

Mujahid was last month awarded a collective imprisonment of 32 years in two terror financing cases by the Anti Terrorism Court (ATC).

Only last month in November, JuD chief Hafiz Saeed was sentenced to ten years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan in two terror cases.

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 funding cases.

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

Apart from this, ATC Lahore on Wednesday also awarded 15 years imprisonment to JuD’s senior leader Zafar Iqbal and six months jail term to Prof Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, brother-in-law of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed.

Earlier, the ATC Lahore had sentenced Iqbal for 26 years imprisonment in three such cases.

ATC Judge Ijaz Ahmad Buttar announced the verdict in FIR 42 of 2019 under different provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

The three convicts were present in the court when the judge announced the verdict.

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab police had registered as many as 41 FIRs against JuD leaders, including Saeed in different cities. The trial courts have so far decided 25 cases.

The ATC has sentenced Saeed for a collective imprisonment of 21 years on terror financing charges under sections 11-N of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 in four cases so far.

Saeed-led JuD is the front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai at attack that killed 166 people, including six Americans.

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