Lahore: Mumbai terror assault mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s assertion within the terror-financing case in opposition to him couldn’t be recorded in an anti-terrorism court docket right here on Monday after his lawyer requested the court docket to offer the JuD chief extra time.
Defence counsel requested the Anti-Terrorism Courtroom-I Lahore for adjournment of the listening to in opposition to Saeed within the terror-financing case, saying the JuD chief wanted extra time to file his assertion, a court docket official instructed PTI after the in-camera listening to.
The court docket accepted the request of Saeed’s counsel and adjourned the listening to until Tuesday.
Within the final listening to on Friday, a questionnaire was handed over to Saeed within the ATC relating to fees of terror financing in opposition to him.
Deputy Prosecution Basic Abdur Rauf submitted the questionnaire for Saeed within the ATC which was handed over to him for reply.
Earlier, the cross-examination of prosecution witnesses, together with some income officers, by the defence counsel concluded. The prosecution had produced a variety of witnesses in opposition to Saeed and his three shut aides.
The ATC had indicted Saeed and others on December 11 within the terror-financing case.
The Counter-Terrorism Division had registered 23 FIRs in opposition to Saeed and his accomplices on the costs of terror financing in several cities of Punjab province and arrested him on July 17. He’s held on the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.
Saeed-led JuD is believed to be the entrance organisation for the LeT which is answerable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 individuals, together with six People.
The US Division of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specifically Designated International Terrorist. The US, since 2012, has supplied a USD 10 million reward for info that brings Saeed to justice.
Saeed’s indictment adopted rising worldwide strain on Pakistan to cease militant teams from amassing funds within the nation and to take quick motion in opposition to these nonetheless concerned in militant actions.