An anti-terror court in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday convicted 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in two terror financing cases and sentenced him to five years in jail.
On Tuesday, the court had accepted a plea of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief to club all six terror financing cases against him and his aides.
The counter-terrorism department registered 23 FIRs against Hafiz Saeed on the charges of terror financing in different cities of Punjab province. Saeed was arrested on July 17 last year and he is being lodged at Lakhpat jail in Lahore.
Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat Ud Dawa is considered as the main organization for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which carried out the terror attack 26/11 Mumbai which left 166 people dead.
Hafiz’s lawyer said that the decision was announced because of the pressure of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).