LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore has fastened December 7 for framing fees of alleged terror financing in opposition to Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and others.
Saeed, together with JuD Deputy Emir Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, Hafiz Abdul Salam bin Mohammad, Professor Zafar Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraf, Yahya Aziz and others, was introduced earlier than the court docket on Saturday amid heightened safety.
In accordance with Deputy Prosecutor Common Abdul Rauf Watoo, the ATC Decide Malik Arshad Bhutta was supplied copies of almost two dozen instances registered in opposition to the JuD leaders.
Watoo stated as per the regulation, the trial started after the supply of copies to the court docket and step one of a trial is indictment. Later, the state’s counsel requested the court docket to carry hearings of the case on every day foundation for the reason that copies.
Attorneys for the JuD leaders pleaded the court docket to present them one week in order that they might research the paperwork. When the state counsel pressed for every day hearings, Decide Bhutta stated, “The regulation binds us to carry a good trial with correctly ready arguments. That’s the reason everybody ought to be given time.”
The court docket adjourned the trial until December 7.
On July three, 13 leaders of JuD have been booked in almost two dozen instances of terror financing and cash laundering underneath the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997.
The Counterterrorism Division (CTD), which registered the instances in 5 cities of Punjab, declared that JuD was financing terrorism from the huge funds collected by means of non-profit organisations and trusts together with Al-Anfaal Belief, Dawatul Irshad Belief, Muaz Bin Jabal Belief and others.
These non-profit organisations have been banned in April because the CTD, throughout detailed investigations, discovered that they’d hyperlinks with JuD and its high management.
Subsequently, the CTD arrested Saeed on July 17 from Gujranwala on fees of terror financing. He was despatched to jail on judicial remand after the CTD introduced him earlier than a Gujranwala ATC.