ATC Courts gives decision against JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed in judicial remand

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ATC Courts gives decision against JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed in judicial remand

GUJRANWALA – A court in Gujranwala extended the judicial remand of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed for 14 days on Wednesday.

Special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) judge Syed Ali Imran directed the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to complete its investigation and present a formal chalan on August 7. The court remarked that Saeed be presented on the same day.

Strict security arrangements were made when JuD chief was being presented before the court as Anti-Riot Police, Dolphin Force and Elite Force personnel, as well as police officials, were deployed.

After his arrest on July 17, Saeed had been sent to jail on seven-day judicial remand; he was arrested in connection with a terrorism financing case while on his way from Lahore to Gujranwala.

As many as six suspects were nominated in the FIR registered against them on July 1 on a complaint of the CTD.

During the first week of July, top 13 leaders of the banned JuD, including Saeed and Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki, were booked in nearly two dozen cases for terror financing and money laundering under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

In March, Punjab police said that government seized control of 160 seminaries, 32 schools, two colleges, four hospitals, 178 ambulances and 153 dispensaries associated with the JuD and its charity wing FIF in the province.