Judge Ejaz Ahmad Batar fined Lakhvi a total of 15 years rigorous imprisonment for three offences and a fine of three lakh Pakistani rupees.
Lahore| 26/11 Mumbai Attack Mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been sentenced to prison by a Pakistan court, according to reports by Pakistani media. The Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist has been sentenced to five years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan
Responding to the news, foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said on Friday, “The timing of Lakhvi’s arrest indicates that Pakistan will be meeting the Asia Pacific Joint Group (APJG) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in February. Trying to clear his image right in front of him. It is included in the routine of Pakistan to take showy action before such an important meeting.”
Lakhvi (61), an UN-declared terrorist, was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province on Saturday. He was on bail since 2015 in the Mumbai attack case.
After the hearing, a court official told PTI, “Lahore’s Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) jailed Lakhvi under various sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 in the case of financing of terrorism registered by the CTD.” Judge Ejaz Ahmad Batar fined him a total of 15 years rigorous imprisonment for three offences and a fine of three lakh Pakistani rupees. On not paying the fine, he would have to undergo another six-month sentence for each offence. He has been sent to prison. Lakhvi will face a five-year sentence for all three offences. This means that he will have to remain behind bars for only for five years.
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