LAHORE: An anti-terrorism courtroom (ATC) on Monday granted pre-arrest bail to Jamatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and three others in a case pertaining to the banned organisation’s purported unlawful use of land for its seminary.
The courtroom granted interim bail to the accused, together with Hafiz Saeed, Hafiz Masood, Ameer Hamza, and Malik Zafar, till August 31 in opposition to surety bonds of Rs50,000 every.
Through the listening to, the defence counsel stated that the organisation was “not utilizing any piece of land illegally” and urged the courtroom to just accept its bail pleas.
In the meantime, the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC), whereas listening to a petition filed by the JuD chief and his seven aides difficult a case carrying the cost of terror financing lodged by the Counter-Terrorism Division (CTD), issued notices to the federal authorities, the Punjab authorities and the CTD.
The 2-member bench of the LHC, comprising Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry and Justice Mohammad Waheed Khan, requested the events to submit their respective responses inside two weeks. Arguing that the petition was non-maintainable, the counsel for the federal authorities objected to the notices however his objection was dismissed by the courtroom and the proceedings had been adjourned till July 30.
Saeed, Muhammad Ayub Sheikh, Zafar Iqbal, Syed Luqman Ali Shah, Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, Abdul Salam, Abdul Ghaffar and Abdul Qudoos Shahid had been represented by A Okay Dogar duirng the proceedings.
The petitioners had acknowledged of their petition that the details narrated relating to them within the First Data Report (FIR) registered on July 1 had been misrepresented they usually had been illegally described as members of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) whereas being slammed with allegations of terror financing.
Previous to this, the CTD on July three booked Saeed and others in instances of terror financing.
In an announcement, the CTD spokesperson stated that “instances have been registered in opposition to them in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan for accumulating funds for terrorism by way of belongings/properties held as trusts and non-profit organisations, together with Al-Anfaal Belief, Dawa’at-ul-Irshad belief and Muaz Bin Jabal Belief”.
The spokesperson additional stated that large-scale investigations have been launched into the financing of proscribed organisations, together with JuD and LeT in reference to the implementation of United Nations (UN) sanctions in opposition to these designated entities and individuals as directed by Nationwide Safety Committee (NSC) in its assembly on January 1, 2019 which was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan for implementing the Nationwide Motion Plan (NAP).