Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafeez Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in two terror cases, PTI reported.
However, this is not the first time a Pakistani court has convicted Saeed in a terrorism case. In February, Hafiz Saeed and some of his aides were convicted in a terrorism-financing case and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
“Lahore’s anti-terrorism court on Thursday sentenced four leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, including its chief Hafiz Saeed, in two other cases,” a court official mentioned.
Saeed, along with two of his aides, Jafar Iqbal and Yahya Mujahideen, were each sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison, while his brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki was sentenced to six months in prison.
In the 2008 Mumbai attacks, 10 terrorists killed 166 and wounded hundreds more. Both the United Nations and the US have identified him as a “global terrorist”, with the US paying million 10 million over its head.
In July last year, Hafiz Saeed was arrested in Pakistan in connection with terrorist financing cases after being pressured internationally to clean up Pakistan. Hafeez was lodged in the Lahore High-Security Court Lakhpat Jail.