Islamabad, August 27: High Court in Lahore issued notice on Tuesday to Counter-Terrorism Department on a petition seeking the removal of cases against Jammat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, along with 65 others, labelled as the international terrorist and terror outfit by the UN.
The High Court in its issued notices sought a response within two weeks from the parties over the matter, according to ANI.
The filed petition was given by Malik Zafar Iqbal, a JuD affiliate. Moreover, the HC declared August 22 for hearing the matter.
In its petition, Iqbal contended the cases or complaints against Saeed were “without lawful authority and are of no legal effect” according to Dawn news reports.
26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and leader of the globally banned Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed was arrested and sent to prison over judicial remand on Wednesday by Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Lahore, Pakistan.
The court had earlier directed the Counter-terrorism department (CTD) to represent a full charge sheet of Hafiz’s case by August 7, as per Geo News.
Saeed-drove Jamatud Dawa is accepted to be a front association for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) which is in charge of carrying out the 2008 Mumbai assaults that claimed the lives of166 individuals.
On July 3, top 13 pioneers of the banned JuD, including Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki and Saeed, were reserved in about two dozen cases for terror financing and tax evasion under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
About, 56 seminaries and offices being controlled by the FIF and JuD in southern Sindh territory were likewise taken over by experts around the same time.
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