AGENCIES, Islamabad/New Delhi: Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been sentenced to 10 years jail in two terror cases by a court in Pakistan, news agency PTI reported.
This was not the first time that Hafiz Saeed, chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front organisation for the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), was sentenced in a terror case by a Pakistani court. In February, Hafiz Saeed and some of his aides were convicted and sentenced to 11 years in a terror-financing case.
“The anti-terrorism court of Lahore on Thursday sentenced four leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa, including its chief Hafiz Saeed, in two more cases,” PTI quoted a court official as saying.
Hafiz Saeed is wanted in India for planning the attack in Mumbai in 2008, when 10 terrorists killed 166 people and injured hundreds more. He has been labelled a “global terrorist” both by the United Nations and the US, which put a $10 million bounty on his head.
Hafiz Saeed was arrested in Pakistan in July last year in connection with terror-financing cases after international pressure built up on Pakistan to come clean.