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Lashkar founder named in 26/11 charge-sheet
February 26, 2009 16:23 IST
Founder of Lashkar-e-Tayiba [Images] Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has been named in the charge-sheet on the terror attack in Mumbai [Images] for his suspected role in hatching the criminal conspiracy to carry out the terror strikes.
The Mumbai police, which filed a 11,280-page charge-sheet on Wednesday before a magistrate, has named 59-year-old Saeed as the first accused wanted for his suspected role in planning the unprecedented attack on the country's financial hub.
This is the first time that Hafiz Saeed [Images] has been named in a charge-sheet, a move which will pave the way for approaching Interpol, for the issuance of a Red Corner notice against him.
In its voluminous charge-sheet, the Mumbai police said that Saeed was among the 35 people who 'aided and abetted' in providing military precision-like planning and training, between 2007 and 2008, at Muridke (LeT headquarters), Manshera, Muzzafarabad, Azizabad, Paanch Teni in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Saeed founded the LeT along with Zafar Iqbal in Kunar province of Afghanistan in 1989.
Lashkar is a banned organisation in India, Pakistan, United States, United Kingdom, Russia [Images] and Australia [Images]. The European Union has also banned the outfit. An offshoot of markaz-ud-Dawatul-Irshad, Lashkar renamed itself as Jamat-ud-Dadwa, which was also banned by the United Nations.