A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced the mastermind of Mumbai attack and Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to 15 years. He has been sentenced in the Terror Funding Case.
Earlier, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was arrested by Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD) on charges of providing funds for terrorist activities. Militant Lakhvi was found guilty of providing financial assistance to the terrorists. According to the reports, Zakiur has left no stone unturned in promoting terrorism and had also given financial help to the terrorists.
Earlier on this issue, the CTD said that apart from being associated with the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, it is also included in the list of terrorists declared by the United Nations. It had said- ‘The case against him will run in the Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore.’
The CTD said- “Lakhvi is accused of running a dispensary, using the funds raised to finance terrorism. He and others collected money from this dispensary and used this money to finance terrorism. He Used this money for personal expenses as well. “
The Lashkar-e-Taiba, led by Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, carried out the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people, including six US citizens, were killed.
Lakhvi was declared a global terrorist by the United Nations in December 2008 for his involvement with Lashkar-e-Taiba and al-Qaeda and for “funding, planning, providing aid or conspiracy for terrorism”.
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