JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed lodges new petition in LHC
ISLAMABAD - Chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed on Friday challenged terror financing cases lodged against him in the Lahore High Court (LHC).
Saeed, along with Amir Hamza, Abdur Rehman Makki, M Yahya Aziz and four others filed a plea at the LHC, naming the federal government, Punjab government and the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) as respondents.
“The accused are not involved in any activities against the state. Accusations by the Indian lobby naming Saeed as the mastermind behind Mumbai attacks are not based on reality,” the plea stated.
The plea prays upon the court to declare the First Information Report (FIR) registered against the petitioners null and void. It further adds that Saeed has no relation with the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Al-Qaeda or any other similar organizations.
Earlier this month, Punjab’s CTD, in a major crackdown against terror financing, registered 23 cases against the JuD chief and 12 aides for using five trusts to “funnel funds to terror suspects”.