An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore in Pakistan has convicted the leader of Jamaat ud Dawa and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed in two terror funding cases.
The court has sentenced the militant leader for five and a half year and also imposed a fine of Rs.15,000 in each case. The sentences in both the cases will run concurrently.
This is for the first time that Saeed is convicted in a terror case. Saeed is the master-brain of the Mumbai terror attack.
Saeed has been convicted under the Anti-Terrorism Act Section 11-F(2) pertaining membership, support and meeting related to a proscribed organisation and 11-N, 11-H and 11-K.