Lahore Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Court has issued an arrest warrant against Masood Azhar, the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM), the culprit of the Pulwama terror attack. The court said that Masood Azhar should be arrested and produced in the court by tomorrow. Militant Azhar is accused of terrorism funding.
The Gujranwala Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) issued a warrant against some members of the JEM during the hearing of the Terror Funding Case initiated by the Punjab Police’s Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD). The CTD told the court that the JEM chief was involved in Terror funding and he sells jihadi literature. Please tell that Azhar lives in a ‘safe place’ in his native city Bahawalpur.
After the Pulwama terror attack in February 2019, under pressure from India, the police of Punjab province of Pakistan started a campaign against the financing of terrorism and arrested six JEM activists in Gujranwala in this case. Gujranwala is located about 130 km from Lahore.
The CTD said that its teams raided JEM’s ‘safe havens’ and arrested some members of the organization and recovered lakhs of cash from them. The Pakistan government arrested more than 100 members of the banned terrorist organization, including the son and brother of the JEM chief, as international pressure mounted after the Pulwama attack.
The government had taken over the assets of JEM, the Jamaat ud Dawa (JUD) of Hafiz Saeed and the Falahi Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack.
Pakistan’s Punjab government has claimed control of the JEM headquarters including the madrasa and Jama Masjid Subhanallah in Bahawalpur. According to the government, 600 students study there and none of them are associated with terrorist organizations. In May 2019, the United Nations declared Azhar a global terrorist.
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