Mumbai Attacks: Sajid Majeed Mir, the main handler of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Pakistani court.
Till now it was known about Sajid Mir that he had died. An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to more than 15 years in prison in a terror-financing case.
Before the las t meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Pakistan reportedly told the agency that it had arrested and prosecuted Sajid Mir for demanding his removal from the FATF's 'grey list'.
Sajid Mir, who carries a bounty of USD 5 million, is on India's most-wanted list for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, in which 166 people were killed.
Sajid Majeed Mir was called the project manager of the Mumbai attacks. Mir had allegedly come to India in 2005 using a fake passport with a fake name.
The alleged mastermind of Mumbai terror attack and Jama'at-ud-Da'wah chief Hafiz Saeed has already been sentenced to 68 years in jail by Lahore ATC in terrorism financing cases.
Operation Commander of Mumbai attack Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has also been sentenced to many years in jail.
Saeed, an UN-designated terrorist for which the US has set a USD 10 million bounty, was arrested in July 2019 in connection with terrorism financing investigations.
Saeed-led Jama'at-ud-Da'wah is the lead organization for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in which six Americans were also killed.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global terror financing watchdog, has been instrumental in prompting Islamabad to take action against terrorists roaming freely in Pakistan and to use its territory to conduct attacks in India.
In June 2018, the FATF put Pakistan on the "grey list" and asked Islamabad to implement an action in to curb money laundering.