Hafiz Saeed gets 15 years in jail

LAHORE, Dec 24: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and banned Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was today sentenced to 15 and a half years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan in one more terror financing case.
The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Lahore also imposed a 200,000 Pakistani rupees (PKR) fine on Saeed.

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The 70-year-old radical cleric has already been convicted for 21 years imprisonment in four terror financing cases of late.
“On Thursday an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Lahore sentenced five leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa, including its chief Hafiz Saeed, in another terror financing case…For 15 and a half years,” a court official said.
Now, Saeed will have to undergo collective imprisonment of over 36 years in five terror financing cases at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. His punishment will run concurrently in these cases. There are reports that he is given “VIP protocol” in jail.
Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist on whom the US has placed a USD 10 million bounty, was arrested on July 17 last year in the terror financing cases.
He was sentenced to 11 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in February this year in two terror financing cases.
In November, Saeed was sentenced to another 10 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in two more terror financing cases.
The other four JuD leaders convicted by the court on Thursday are Hafiz Abdus Salam, Zafar Iqbal, JuD spokesperson Yahya Mujahid and Muhammad Ashraf. (PTI)