Pakistan restores bank accounts Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed
New Delhi : Pakistan has restored the bank accounts of 5 Jamaat-ud-Dawa terrorists including and Lashkar -e-Taiba (LeT) chief and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.
Pakistan restored the accounts after getting formal approval from the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), according to the sources.
The other members of defunct JUD/LeT who got their bank accounts restored include Abdul Salam Bhuttavi, Haji M Ashraf, Yahya Mujahid and Zafar Iqbal.
They are currently facing sentences ranging 1 to 5 years in Lahore jail for terror financing cases filed against them by the Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).
The sources further claimed that each one of the defunct JUD leaders had appealed to the United Nations for restoring their bank accounts so that they could run their family affairs.
"Initially we did not want to file an appeal but we were advised to file it as it was difficult for our leaders to run their affairs," said a key leader of defunct organisation on anonymity.
These leaders in their request to the government of Pakistan had also mentioned about their financial income and sources of earning. The same was forwarded to the UNSC along with their bank account numbers and other related details.
With agency inputs.