Lahore, 8th January: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore has issued 15-year imprisonment to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
According to reports, ATC in Lahore has granted 15-year jail term to the leader of LeT, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, besides imposing a fine of Rs 300,000 in an illegal funding case.
The anti-terrorism court (ATC) issued its written verdict against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi on Friday under three different sections after finding him guilty for financing terrorism.
According to news, Lakhvi has been pronounced five years imprisonment each in the case under three different sectors.
The verdict stated that Lakhvi will face six-month imprisonment if he fails to pay his fine. The court also directed the jail superintendent to take his custody besides restricting him to ensure Lakhvi’s security.
It further stated that Lakhvi will be kept imprisoned in the light of the verdict until the next orders are issued.
As per earlier reports, on January 2, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi during a raid conducted in Lahore on 2nd January.
The CTD spokesperson had said that Lakhvi has been arrested during a raid over allegedly financing terrorists. A case was registered against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi at CTD Lahore Station.
As per reports, the suspect was running a dispensary by the funds collected for financing terrorism.
As a leader of the banned militant group, LeT, Lakhvi is blamed by the United States and India for the 2008 Mumbai attacks. He was first arrested in 2008 but was later released on bail.
Lakhvi will serve his sentence in the Central Jail, Adiala.
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