New Delhi: The anti-terrorism court docket of Pakistan on Friday sentenced Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror assault, to 15-years in jail, information company IANS reported. Over the fees of terror financing, Lakhvi was arrested six days, has been out on bail in 2015, was arrested by Punjab province’s Counter-Terrorism Division (CTD) and a case was registered in a Lahore police station. ALSO READ | Musk Hints At Fb Being The One To Be Blamed For The Capitol Assault, Bezos Stays Eerily Silent
After he was launched on bail in 2015, his whereabouts had been unknown. Nevertheless, it was broadly believed he had continued taking part in a key function in directing the actions of LeT even whereas he was in jail after being arrested within the aftermath of the Mumbai carnage.
“Lakhvi is accused of operating a dispensary, utilizing funds collected for terrorism financing. He and others additionally collected funds from this dispensary and used these funds for additional terrorism financing. He additionally used these funds for private bills,” the Counter-Terrorism Division (CTD) of Punjab province had mentioned final week.
Information company PTI had quoted its sources as saying, “Lakhvi is being interrogated by the CTD Punjab in reference to terror financing and associated issues. He’ll quickly be offered earlier than the anti-terrorism court docket in Lahore.”
The UN Safety Council’s 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee had not too long ago allowed for a month-to-month cost of Pakistani Rupee 1.5 lakh for Lakhvi to satisfy his private bills.
In the meantime, on December 25, Pakistan’s anti-terrorism division sentenced the founding father of LeT Hafiz Saeed together with 4 others, over expenses of terror financing for 15 years.