An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gujranwala on Wednesday (July 24) sent Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed to jail on a 14-day judicial remand. During proceedings, the ATC directed the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to present a complete charge sheet against Hafiz Saeed by August 7.
Hafiz Saeed was arrested by CTD on July 17 with the Punjab chief minister’s spokesperson stating that the JuD chief had been charged with gathering funds for banned outfits.
The Punjab police on July 03 booked top 13 leaders of the banned JUD, including Hafiz Saeed and his Deputy Emir Abdul Rehman Makki, were booked in nearly two dozen cases for terror financing and money laundering under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
The CTD, which registered the cases in five cities of Punjab, declared that the JuD was financing terrorism from the massive funds collected through non-profit organisations and trusts, including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust, Muaz Bin Jabal Trust, etc.
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