Lahore: Mumbai assault mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Tuesday pleaded “not guilty” in two terror financing instances in opposition to him because the Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief lastly recorded his assertion in a Pakistani anti-terrorism court docket right here.
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 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) which is chargeable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 individuals, together with six People.
At a listening to on January 10, a questionnaire was handed over to Saeed by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court docket.
“In response to a questionnaire handed over to him by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Lahore regarding terrror financing charges against him, Saeed on Tuesday submitted his reply in which he dismissed all charges against him. He pleaded not guilty,” a court docket official informed PTI after the in-camera listening to.
The official mentioned the ATC adjourned the listening to until Wednesday for closing arguments.
The instances of terror financing have been registered in opposition to Saeed in Lahore and Gujranwala cities in Punjab province on the appliance of the Counter Terrorism Division of Punjab Police.
Saeed was produced on the ATC beneath tight safety. Journalists weren’t allowed to enter the court docket premises for the protection of the proceedings.