New Delhi : Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai attack, has been sentenced to 10 years by the Anti Terror Court of Pakistan. The court sentenced Saeed in two cases related to Terror Funding. Along with Saeed, Zafar Iqbal, Yahya Mujahid and Abdul Rahman Makki have also been sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison.
Hafiz Saeed was arrested in July 2019 and charges have been framed against him in four cases so far. A total of 41 cases have been registered by the CTD against the leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, out of which 24 have been heard, while the rest are pending in ATC courts. According to reports, Saeed is facing terror financing, money laundering and illegal land grab charges.
In August, the Anti Terrorism Court sentenced three prominent leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa to jail, close to the most wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed. Lahore professor Malik Zafar Iqbal and Sheikhpura’s Abdul Salam were sentenced to 16 years each in prison. Both have been sentenced to 16 years in prison in many different cases.
Hafiz Saeed is the founder of the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. In Pakistan, he runs an organization called Jamaat-ud-Dawa. Saeed is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai blasts. India has been looking for Hafiz Saeed for a long time. America had declared a reward of one million dollars (about 70 crores) on Saeed.