Hafiz Saeed indicted on charges of terror financing in Pakistan court
Mumbai terror attack mastermind and banned Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was on Wednesday indicted by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court on charges of terror financing.
Anti Terrorism Court judge Malik Arshad Bhutta charged Saeed along with his accomplices with 'terror financing' in different cities of Punjab province.
On Saturday, the court had delayed the indictment owing to unavailability of one of the suspects in a case registered by the counter-terrorism department (CTD) on charges of terror financing.
The CTD of the Punjab police on July 17 registered 23 FIRs against Saeed and his accomplices on charges of 'terror financing' in different cities of the province and arrested the JuD chief.
Saeed has been detained at the Kot Lakhpat jail, Lahore.
The cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan cities for collection of funds for terror financing through assets/properties made and held in the names of Trusts/Non Profit Organisations (NPO) including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust and Muaz Bin Jabal Trust.
The Pakistani authorities, under pressure from the international community, had launched probe into matters of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, JuD and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) for their holding and use of trusts to raise funds for terrorism financing.
Saeed-led JuD is the front organisation for the LeT, which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people.