The anti-terrorism court or ATC had indicted Saeed and others on December 11 in terror financing case in day-to-day listening to.
“The anti-terrorism court of Lahore accepted the plea of Saeed and his close aides seeking delay in the verdict in two concluded terror financing cases against them till the trial in other four such pending cases is complete,” a court official instructed PTI after the listening to.
In accordance to the petition, 4 different terror financing cases in opposition to Saeed, Zafar Iqbal, Yahya Aziz, Abdul Rehman Makki are pending earlier than the identical ATC. “As evidence has been in progress, the court may announce the verdict in six cases including the ones already concluded once the trial is completed,” it stated.
The official stated the court after accepting Saeed’s request, ordered the prosecution to current witnesses in different 4 cases in opposition to the JuD leaders on Wednesday. “The court will announce the verdict once all witnesses are produced and cross examination is done,” he stated.
The deputy prosecutor common opposed Saeed’s plea and argued that the trial in two cases in opposition to him and others has already been accomplished and below the legislation the court might announce the decision. He requested the court to reject Saeed’s plea and announce the decision.
On final Saturday, Lahore ATC choose Arshad Hussain Bhutta had deferred the decision in opposition to Saeed in two terror financing cases until February 11.
Deputy Prosecutor Basic Abdul Rauf Wattoo instructed the Daybreak TV that some six cases in opposition to Saeed and others are pending earlier than the identical court and presentation of proof in remaining 4 cases is in progress.
“Hearing of all four remaining cases will be concluded simultaneously at the end of the week and after that the court will issue its verdict,” Wattoo stated.
Saeed and different JuD leaders have been produced earlier than the ATC in excessive safety.
Within the two concluded cases, the prosecution had produced some 20 or so witnesses within the ATC who testified in opposition to Saeed and his shut aides for his or her involvement in terror financing.
Saeed has already recorded his assertion earlier than the court in two terror financing cases in opposition to him wherein he pleaded “not guilty”.
The cases of terror financing have been registered in opposition to him in Lahore and Gujranwala cities on the applying of the Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) of Punjab police.
Cross examination of prosecution witnesses in opposition to Saeed and his three shut aides by the protection counsel has already been concluded.
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 lodged on the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.
The cases have been registered in opposition to Saeed and others in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan for assortment of funds for terrorism financing by means of belongings/properties made and held within the names of Trusts/Non Revenue Organisations together with Al-Anfaal Belief, Dawatul Irshad Belief, Muaz Bin Jabal Belief, and so forth.
In accordance to the CTD, investigation launched into financing issues of proscribed organisations – JuD and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) – in reference to implementation of UN Sanctions in opposition to these Designated Entities and Individuals as directed by NSC (Nationwide Safety Committee) in its assembly of January 1, 2019 chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan for implementing the Nationwide Motion Plan.
“These suspects made assets from funds of terrorism financing. They held and used these assets to raise more funds for further terrorism financing. Hence, they committed multiple offences of terrorism financing and money laundering under Anti Terrorism Act 1997. They will be prosecuted in ATCs (Anti Terrorism Courts) for commission of these offences,” the CTD stated.
Saeed-led JuD is believed to be the entrance organisation for the LeT which is accountable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 individuals, together with six Individuals.
The US Division of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specifically Designated World Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has provided a USD 10 million reward for data that brings Saeed to justice.
America has additionally welcomed Saeed’s indictment by a Pakistani court, urging Islamabad to guarantee a full prosecution and expeditious trial of the costs in opposition to him.
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