Mumbai attack mastermind arrested in Pak over terror financing

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The Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on Saturday in Pakistan over terror financing charges. File photo.

The Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on Saturday in Pakistan, over terror financing charges, an official said.

Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested Lakhvi, who was on bail since 2015 in the Mumbai attack case.

However, the CTD did not reveal the place of his arrest.

“The CTD Punjab (Pakistan) arrested proscribed organisation LeT leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi on charges of terrorism financing, following an intelligence-based operation” it said.

It further said, the CTD has arrested Lakhvi, 61, in a case of terrorism financing, registered in a police station.

“Lakhvi, accused of running a dispensary, has been using the funds realised from it, for terrorism financing. He and others also collected funds from this dispensary and used these funds for further terrorism financing. He also used these funds for personal expenses,” the CTD said.

The CTD said, in addition to belonging to the banned terror organisation, Lakhvi is also a UN designated terrorist.

“The Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore will trial him,” it added.

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