Hafiz Saeed: Remand Of 26/11 Attack Mastermind Extended For 14 Days By Pakistan Court
Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, was arrested on last Wednesday by Punjab's CTD when he was on his way to Gujranwala from Lahore.
Special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) judge Syed Ali Imran ordered the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to complete its investigation and present a formal challan in court on August 7. The court said that Saeed should also be presented in court on August 7, reported Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper.
Ahead of the UN proscribed JuD chief's appearance in the court, strict security arrangements were made inside and outside the court premises. Pakistan’s Anti-Riot Police, Dolphin Force and Elite Force personnel as well as police officials being deployed, the newspaper said.
Hafiz Saeed was arrested on last Wednesday when he was on his way to Gujranwala from Lahore.
Following his arrest on July 17, Saeed was sent to jail on a seven-day judicial remand. He had been arrested in connection with a terrorism financing case while on his way from Lahore to Gujranwala.
The Imran Khan government has been under pressure from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to act against terror outfits and terrorists operating out of Pakistan.
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Hafiz Saeed was earlier this month booked along with 12 accomplices for terror funding. He is facing 23 terror-related cases in Pakistan. But he was granted bail as the government did not produce concrete evidence to before the court.
The CTD, which registered the cases in five cities of Punjab, declared that the JuD was financing terrorism from the massive funds collected through non-profit organisations and trusts, including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust, Muaz Bin Jabal Trust, etc.
These non-profit organisations were banned in April as the CTD during detailed investigations found that they had links with the JuD and its top leadership, accused of financing terrorism from the collected funds in Pakistan.
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