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Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi jailed for 15 years in terror funding case

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind behind the Mumbai attacks and the commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, has been sentenced by a Pakistani court to 15 years in prison in a terror funding case. Before this, Lakhvi was arrested on charges of providing funds for terror activities by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD). Lakhvi was on bail in the Mumbai attack case since 2015. He has been sentenced to five years each in three separate terror funding cases. Also, a fine of Rs 1 lakh has been imposed on him. Lakhvi was earlier questioned by officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Lashkar-e-Taiba, led by Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, carried out the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people were killed and 300 others were injured.

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