India seeks extradition of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: India has asked Pakistan in a formal communication to extradite Lashkar-e-Taiba chief and Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed to India.
“The person in question is wanted in numerous cases in India. He is also a UN-proscribed terrorist. In this regard, we have conveyed a request along with relevant supporting documents to the government of Pakistan to extradite him to India to face trial in a particular case,” ministry of external affairs told the media.
“We have been flagging the issue of activities, that he’s been wanted for. This is a recent request,” it added.

India again demands 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s extradition from Pakistan

India doesn’t have an extradition treaty with Pakistan and Islamabad has done little to bring Saeed to justice. However, India has in the past too sent a letter rogatory to Pakistan for assistance in the investigation in Mumbai terror attacks, including against Saeed and his associates.
Shortly after the Mumbai attacks, in December 2008, Saeed was listed at the UN 1267/1989 al-Qaida Sanctions Committee as an individual associated with the al-Qaida terrorist organisation and, thus, subject to international sanctions.
The US announced a reward of $10 million for information about Saeed.
India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan for a successful conclusion of the trial against Mumbai attack accused like Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in Pakistan.
A Pakistani court had ordered a jail term of 31 years for Saeed last year on charges of terror financing. The court’s order came amid efforts by the then Pakistan government to avoid blacklisting by the global terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF).


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