Lahore: A Lahore anti-terrorism courtroom (ATC) on Wednesday convicted Mumbai blast mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed in two terror-financing instances.
Saeed has been convicted underneath the Anti-Terrorism Act Part 11-F(2) – pertaining to membership, assist and conferences regarding a proscribed organisation – and 11-N (punishment underneath Sections 11-H [fund raising] to 11-Okay [money laundering]), reported Daybreak.
ATC choose Arshad Hussain Bhatta introduced the decision.
He has been sentenced to jail for 5 and a half years and a positive of Rs 15,000 in every case. The sentences in each the instances will run concurrently. The courtroom additionally granted him the good thing about Part 382-B of the Code of Prison Process (discount of interval of sentence of imprisonment).
The courtroom directed the authorities to maintain Saeed in custody till additional orders.
The instances had been filed by the Counter-Terrorism Division’s (CTD) Lahore and Gujranwala chapters. The case filed by the CTD’s Gujranwala chapter was initially being heard in a Gujranwala ATC however was shifted to Lahore on the instructions of the Lahore Excessive Courtroom.