Hafeez Saeed involved, rules court

Hafeez Saeed involved, rules court

Hafeez Saeed

The special court, while convicting the captured Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, also declared that Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) chief Hafeez Saeed was involved in the conspiracy, along with Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and other LeT members.
While Lakhvi and six others are already standing trial in a Pakistani court for the Mumbai attacks, Saeed is still free. He was initially put behind bars, but was soon set free on a Pakistani court order.

Pakistan insists that the evidence provided by India against Saeed is not enough to stand scrutiny of courts there. The special court has held Kasab’s earlier confession to a magistrate valid. It was in that confession that Kasab named Saeed, Lakhvi and other Pakistani operatives.

The prosecution had in its over 10,000-page charge sheet named 35 persons from Pakistan as wanted accused in the case.
Apart from Saeed and Lakvi, the 20 wanted accused who have been held responsible for their involvement in the attack include other LeT operatives like Abu Hamza, Abu Kaahfa, Zarar Shah and Abu Al Kama.

It also includes one ‘Major General Saab’, who according to the prosecution, is a retired general of the Pakistan Army and was present during the training of the 10 terrorists who had attacked Mumbai.
“The 20 wanted accused were involved in hatching the conspiracy and preparations and training of the 10 terrorists,” the court said.
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