The mastermind of the Mumbai attack and Lashkar commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Pakistan court has ruled this. He was recently arrested in Pakistan. Lakhvi was arrested on charges of providing help and money to the terrorists. Lakhvi, along with Hafiz Saeed, conspired for the 26/11 attack.
Lakhvi has been found guilty of helping terrorists. Earlier CTD had said, Lakhvi is accused of running a dispensary, using the funds raised to finance terrorism.
Pakistan’s Lahore-based Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD) spokesperson said that the CTD Lahore court on Friday awarded Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi a five-year sentence and all three counts in the Terror Funding case. I have heard a fine of one lakh rupees.
On 26 November 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists rocked Mumbai with bombings and shootings. More than 160 people were killed and more than 300 people were injured in the attack. People still feel heartbroken by remembering the Mumbai attack.
A Pakistani militant belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba was arrested from Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir last year.
Mohammed Waqar Awan, a resident of Mohalla Miani of Mianwali area of Punjab in Pakistan, was given the initial arms training by 26/11 mastermind Zakiurrahman Lakhvi.
Lakhvi was declared a global terrorist by the United Nations in December 2008 for his involvement with Lashkar-e-Taiba and al-Qaeda and for funding, planning, providing aid or conspiracy for terrorism.
There are provisions such as confiscation of property of banned terrorists and groups, ban of travel, including ban on travel to other countries. The 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council allowed Lakhvi a monthly payment of one and a half million Pakistani rupees for reimbursement of personal expenses.