Commander LeT, who had been on bail since 2015, was arrested by the Punjab Province Counterterrorism Department (CTD) in a terrorist financing case registered at a Lahore police station.
The mastermind of the 11/26 terrorist attacks in Mumbai and Laskar-e-Toiba (LeT) Commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi have been arrested in Pakistan on charges of terrorist financing. Commander LeT, who had been on bail since 2015, was arrested by the Punjab Province Counterterrorism Department (CTD) in a terrorist financing case registered at a Lahore police station.
“Following an intelligence-based operation carried out by the CTD Punjab, the head of the outlawed organization LeT Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested for financing terrorism,” the CTD said.
The 61-year-old terrorist commander ran a dispensary to generate funds for terrorist activities as well as personal expenses, officials said. “Lakhvi is accused of running a dispensary, of using funds raised to finance terrorism. He also used these funds for personal expenses,” PTI officials said. The CTD added that Lakhvi is also a UN designated terrorist in addition to belonging to the LeT. He will be tried in the Lahore Anti-Terrorist Court.
LeT Commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was the mastermind behind the 26/11 attacks that left 166 dead and injured 300 more after coordinated shootings and bombings orchestrated by LeT terrorists over three days in the financial capital of India. Terrorists who came from Pakistan to Mumbai by sea targeted several locations: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Station, Cama Hospital, Leopold Cafe, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Oberoi Trident and Nariman House and the Nariman House commercial and residential complex.