The founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba armed group, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sentenced five and a half years’ prison in a case to terrorism financing.
Imran Gill, the lawyer said On 12th February Saeed was convicted and sentenced on two counts by a court in the Lahore eastern city. He was sentenced to five years for a charge in “illegal property” and six months’ imprisonment for a member of “Proscribed organization”, Gill said.
The Saeed’s associate Zafar Iqbal had also been convicted and sentenced to the same term in the verdict confirmed by the Abdur Rauf Wattoo, the government’s prosecutor.
It has been a long-standing demand of USA and India to arrest and charge the Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks killed more than 160 people.
In December, Saeed has indicted verdicts in four cases with six charges under anti-terrorism laws. The prosecutor added that, if a proscribed person or organization holds a property then it is considered to be for terrorism. The section 11-N of Anti-Terrorism Act deals with possessing property and facilitating and fund-raising. The court has found based on sufficient evidence and convicted Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Saeed on two counts each.