Murder, terror funding, hawala, money laundering: The unending list of crimes by Yasin Malik

New Delhi, Mar 21: A court of the National Investigation Agency has ordered framing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed, Kashmir separatist leaders including Yasin Malik, Shabbir Shah, Masarat Alam and Hizbul Mujahideen head, Syed Salahuddin. The case on hand relates to terror funding.

The NIA judge, Praveen Singh said that the above analysis reflects that the statements of witnesses and documentary evidence have connected almost all the accused with each other and to a common object of secession, to the commonality of means they were to use, their close association to terrorist/terrorist organisations under the guiding hand and funding of Pakistani establishment.

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26/11: As India grieved, Saeed grew in Pak, while Lakhvi fathered a child in jail

New Delhi, Nov 26: The Pakistan establishment’s undying loyalty towards Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed has come to the fore several times. On this day when the nation pays tribute to all those lost lives in the deadly Mumbai 26/11 attack, Saeed despite international pressure continues to be Pakistan’s most prized asset.

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Saeed to Lakhvi: Arrests in Pakistan more protective than preventive

New Delhi, Jan 05: Last year in October just before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) met, Pakistan decided to jail Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.

This year it was no different and before the FATF plenary votes to decide whether Pakistan remains on the grey list or is moved to black list, Pakistan arrested the operational commander and one of the masterminds of the Mumbai 26/11 attack, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. 

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The 26/11 mastermind, an ISI asset who till date is treated as a VVIP in Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 26: The Pakistan establishment’s undying loyalty towards Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed has come to the fore again. Saeed was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Pakistan court, but reports said that he continues to enjoy VIP treatment.

The Indian Intelligence agencies keeping a tab on Saeed have learnt that the Lashkar boss is serving jail time at home and not at the Kot Lakhpat jail in Karachi. It has however been said in the Pakistan media that he is at the Lahore jail, but the Indian agencies dispute that claim. 

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Saeed in jail, Lashkar plans special prayers for 10 terrorists who struck Mumbai on 26/11

New Delhi, Nov 26: It has been 12 years since 10 Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists carried out the Mumbai 26/11 attacks in which 170 persons lost their lives.

To commemorate the massacre, the Lashkar-e-Tayiba has planned a prayer meet at Sahiwal in Punjab, Pakistan. The outfit has asked its cadres to organise special prayers for the 10 terrorists, who carried out the attack. 

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Televisions, mobiles, cars, conjugal rights: The VIP Jihadis of Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 10: A day after Lashkar-e-Tayiba boss, Hafiz Saeed was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Pakistan court, reports are already emerging that he continues to enjoy VVIP treatment.
News agency ANI while quoting sources said that the Counter-Terrorism Department officials are treating the mastermind of the Mumbai 26/11 attack as a VIP. He still roams in his SUV and is escorted by his aides, the report also said. 

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Lashkar boss Hafiz Saeed may walk out of jail post FATF meet

hafizsaeedNew Delhi, Feb 15: The sentencing of Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief Hafiz Saeed may just be a ploy to avoid getting black-listed by the Financial Action Task Force. There is a chance that he may be released after the FATF plenary.

The FATF is meeting on February 16 to decide on whether Pakistan remains in the Grey List or will be downgraded to the Black List. Saeed was sentenced to 11 years in jail in connection with two terror funding cases.

Saeed’s counsel claimed that there were several loopholes and his client was being jailed only because of pressure from the FATF.

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26/11: A trial in Pakistan that hangs in the balance

2611New Delhi, Dec 07: Pakistan is not serious about prosecuting the founder of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Hafiz Saeed and others who were involved in the planning and execution of the Mumbai 26/11 attack.

While Pakistan has arrested seven men including Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the operations commander of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, their trial has been stalled for several years.

Ban to protect, ban to protect: Pakistan and its long history of eyewashes

hafiz-aliNew Delhi, Oct 11: Ahead of the crucial FATF meet four persons closely associated with Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed were arrested in Pakistan.The four were identified as Zafar Iqbal, Hafiz Aziz, Muhammad Ashraf and Abdul Salam.

Pakistan, it may be recalled had booked several cases against the Lashkar-e-Tayiba’s financial wing, Jamaat-ud-Dawah. These actions look like Pakistan is making last ditch attempts to avoid being blacklisted by the FATF, which is meeting between October 12 to 15.

Action by Pakistan on Hafiz Saeed lacking says FATF

New Delhi, Oct 07: The Asia Pacific Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which decided to place Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List as it failed to meet its standards said that the country has not taken enough action to implement sanctions against Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.

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