Hafiz Saeed arrested by Punjab CTD, sent on judicial remand in terrorism financing case.
Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed arrested in connection with a terrorism financing case while on his way from Lahore to Gujranwala, officials of the Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department confirmed.
CTD or Punjab government has so far provided no details of his arrest. Police sources has confirmed his arrest but declined to comment on the matter.
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore had granted pre-arrest bail to the JUD chief and three others on Monday in a case pertaining to the outfit’s alleged illegal use of land for its seminary.
On July 3, the top 13 leaders of the banned JuD, including Hafiz Saeed and Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki, were booked in almost two dozen cases for terror financing and money laundering under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
The CTD has been directed to complete its investigation and submit a charge sheet to the court in the stipulated time.
The CTD, which registered the cases in five cities of Punjab, declared that the JuD was financing terrorism from heavy funds collected through non-profit organisations and trusts, including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust, Muaz Bin Jabal Trust, etc.
It’s a developing story. So will update later.