26/11 Mumbai Attack: Mumbai attack mastermind Sajid Mir jailed for 15 and a half years

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Highlights

  • Sajid Mir is included in the list of India’s most wanted terrorists
  • America has also placed a reward of 5 million dollars on Sajid Mir.

26/11 Mumbai AttackAn anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced 2008 Mumbai terror attack conspirator Sajid Majeed Mir to over 15 years in prison in a terrorism money laundering case. Pakistan had earlier declared Sajid Majeed Mir dead. Sajid Mir is included in the list of India’s most wanted terrorists for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks. America has also placed a reward of 5 million dollars on him.

Pakistan trying to get out of FATF gray list

Pakistan has taken this step at a time when it is struggling to get out of the gray list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab Police, which often informs the media about the conviction of suspects in such cases, did not report the conviction of Sajid Majeed Mir. In fact, FATF officials are going to visit Pakistan soon to review the steps taken by Islamabad against money laundering and financing of terrorism and the implementation of reforms in this regard.

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Senior lawyer gave information about Sajid’s sentence

A senior lawyer dealing with terrorism financing cases of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa leaders said on Friday, “Earlier this month, an anti-terrorism court in Lahore had cleared the banned organization in a terrorism financing case.” Sajid Majeed Mir, a Lashkar-e-Taiba activist, was sentenced to 15-and-a-half years in jail.” According to the lawyer, since it was an in-camera hearing in a high-security jail, the media was not allowed. Was.

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Sajid is lodged in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail

The lawyer said that Sajid Majeed Mir has been lodged in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail since his arrest in April. He said the court has also imposed a fine of more than Rs 4 lakh on Sajid Majeed Mir. Pakistani authorities had in the past claimed that Sajid Majeed Mir was dead, but Western countries doubted it. He had demanded proof of Mir’s death. According to a report in the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, the case of sentencing Sajid Majeed Mir is related to the assessment of FATF. Sajid Majeed Mir (44) is also included in the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists. The US has also announced a reward of USD 5 lakh on Sajid for his role in the 26 November Mumbai attacks. Significantly, on November 26, 2008, 166 people, including six American citizens, were killed in the terrorist attack in Mumbai.

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