- Relief for Hafiz Saeed Associates in Pakistan
- 6 JuD terrorists acquitted in terrorist financing cases
- Lahore HC overturns lower court decision
The Lahore High Court has acquitted six senior leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the banned organization of the mastermind of the Mumbai attack, Hafiz Saeed, in the case of providing funds for terrorist activities. The court has issued this decision while overturning the lower court’s conviction.
The banned team Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) led by Hafiz Saeed is the main organization of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Lashkar-e-Taiba is the terrorist organization responsible for carrying out the Mumbai attacks of 2008. 166 people, including six Americans, were killed in this attack in Mumbai.
The Lahore Anti-Terror Court in April this year ordered the Jamaat-ud-Dawa terrorist Prof. Malik Zafar Iqbal, Yahya Mujahid (JUD spokesman), Nasrullah, Samiullah and Umar Bahadur were sentenced to nine years each and Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki to six months in jail.
The lower court found these leaders guilty of financing terrorism. That is, they were providing money for terrorist activities. They were illegally providing funds to Lashkar-e-Taiba by collecting money. The court had also ordered the confiscation of assets acquired with money raised through terrorist financing.
overturn the lower court’s decision
On Saturday, a bank in the division of Chief Justice Muhammad Amir Bhatti and Judge Tariq Salim Shaikh overturned the lower court’s decision in the CTD FIR case against the six JuD leaders, as the prosecution was undoubtedly able to identify the defendant, a judicial official said. He was unable to prove the charge against him.
‘Statement from the prosecution witness not credible’
The officer said that the division bank accepted the plea of the JuD leaders saying that the statement of the prosecution witness is not credible as it is not evidence. The lawyer for the JuD terrorists told the Lahore High Court that the petitioners have no ties to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).