A Pakistan court has sentenced Mumbai terror attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to 15 years imprisonment in the terror-financing case.
The move comes a day after Lakhvi was questioned by Pakistan’s counter-terrorism authorities in Punjab province, an official said on Wednesday.
The United Nations banned terrorist Lakhvi, 61, who has been on bail since 2015 in the Mumbai attack case, was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province on Saturday.
‘Lakhvi was interrogated by the CTD Punjab in connection with terror financing and related matters.”
“Lakhvi is accused of running a dispensary, using funds collected for terrorism financing. He and others also collected funds from this dispensary and used these funds for further terrorism financing. He also used these funds for personal expenses,” the CTD said.
Police or any other law enforcement agency usually presents a suspect before the court a day after his arrest to obtain his physical remand for interrogation.
Lakhvi was designated as a global terrorist by the UN in December 2008 for being associated with LeT and al-Qaeda.