Hafiz Saeed Gets 5 Years In Jail In Terror Financing Cases

   By Power Corridors ,  12-Feb-2020
Hafiz Saeed Gets 5 Years In Jail In Terror Financing Cases

Hafiz Saeed was banned by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008 in which 166 people were killed.

26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed has been convicted by a Pakistan court in terror financing cases and sent to jail for five years, according to reports.

Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, was sentenced in two terror financing cases, reports news agency PTI. An anti-terrorism court sentenced him to five and a half years and imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 in each case. The jail terms in both cases will run concurrently.

Hafiz Saeed was found guilty of "being part of a banned terrorist outfit" and for "having illegal property", his lawyer Imran Gill told news agency AFP.

Hafiz Saeed was banned by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008 in which 166 people were killed.