ISLAMABAD – An Anti-Terrorism Court in Pakistan on Friday sentenced Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed to 31 years imprisonment in two separate cases.The global terrorist has also been fined a total of Rs 340,000.
As per reports, the court further ordered confiscation of all his assets, including a Mosque and madrassa that Saeed had built.
In one case, Saeed has been sentenced to 16-and-a-half years, while in another, he has been sentenced to 15-and-a-half years of imprisonment.
Saeed has been under arrest since 2019 and so far, seven cases have been filed against him.The statements of witnesses were cross-examined by Naseeruddin Nayyar and Mohammad Imran Fazal Gul, Advocates of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and others.Earlier in two cases, Saeed was sentenced to 11 years in prison. A total of 41 cases have been registered in other cities.Pakistan has been under immense international and internal pressure to prove to the world that it is acting against terrorist groups operating out of its territory. Besides, it also fears being black-listed by the Financial Action Task Force, the global watchdog for terror funding and money laundering related issues.