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LeT Chief Hafiz Saeed Arrested in Pakistan Ahead of Trump-Imran khan Meeting

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2019-07-17

Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai 26/11 attacks mastermind, was arrested on terror finance charges and sent to jail in Lahore on Wednesday. He has been sent to judicial custody and has been moved an unknown location, claims Pakistan media reports. The terror mastermind was arrested when he was on his way to Gujranwala from Lahore.

 

The arrest comes days before Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's bilateral visit to the United States on July 22.

 

Saeed, co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the chief of proscribed outfit Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) will now be sent to judicial remand.


 

The development comes a day after the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore granted pre-arrest bail to Saeed and three others in a case pertaining to the outfit`s alleged illegal use of land for its seminary on Monday. Saeed had challenged the terror financing cases lodged against him in the Lahore High Court (LHC), adding that he Saeed has no relation with LeT, Al-Qaeda or any other similar the banned organisations.

 

The CTD, in a major crackdown against terror financing, had registered 23 cases against the JuD chief and 12 aides for using five trusts to "funnel funds to terror suspects" in July.

 

This is not for the first time he has been arrested. The last time when he was arrested, the Pakistani courts had released him due to lack of evidence. 

 


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