Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT operations commander Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan



Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on Saturday in Pakistan on terror financing charges, according to an official statement

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab said that Lakhvi was arrested after an intelligence-based operation conducted by the CTD Punjab on charges of terrorism financing.

The LeT leader is accused of running a dispensary and using the funds from his business to fund terror activities across the Indian sub-continent.

Lakhvi was declared as a global terrorist by the United Nations (UN) in December 2008 for being associated with LeT and Al-Qaeda, and for planning and facilitating terror networks globally.

The arrest comes amidst growing international pressure on Islamabad to bring to justice terrorists roaming free in the country. (PTI)


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