LAHORE (92 News) – An anti-terrorism court (ATC) convicted banned organization chief Hafiz Saeed in two cases on Wednesday.
The ATC awarded five and half years prison sentence and a fine of Rs 15,000 in each case. The court announced sentences in both cases registered in Lahore and Gujranwala, which will run concurrently.
The court also granted him benefit of reduction in sentence for the period of his imprisonment, under Section 382-B of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The court directed authorities to keep Saeed under custody until further orders. The verdict of the two cases was reserved on February 6.
arlier, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested Hafiz Saeed
when he was on his way to Gujranwala from Lahore. The JuD chief was earlier sent on a seven-day judicial remand after his arrest by security forces in Gujranwala.
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) extended the judicial remand Hafiz Saeed for 14 more days.
The ATC also ordered the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) to present a challan at the next hearing. Hafiz Saeed was alleged to use 18-marla land in Malakwal for terror financing.
The CTD had said it had registered cases under the ATC in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan against the leadership of banned outfits JuD, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF).