No Allegation Proved PAK Drops Charges Against Ex LeT Militant In 26/11 case :- A former LeT militant was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan last month for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, but the Pakistan agency has absolved him by saying that no allegation has been proved against him.
An LeT militant – Sufayan Zafar was accused of financing Rs. 14,800 for Mumbai attack 2008 and providing Rs 3.98 million to co-accused Shahid Jameel Riaz before the attack.
An official of Federal Investigation Agency(IFA) said that during the investigation, the FIA has not found any evidence against Sufayan Zafar.
He said that he had financed one of the arrested suspects in Mumbai case could not be proved after thorough investigation.
The official said that the role of Zafar in providing finances to a Mumbai attacks suspects has not been established. He further said that Zafar would not be charge-sheeted in the court for the allegations.
The official said that on the next hearing on 22nd
September, FIA will submit a challan in the trial court in this regard but will not frame charges against him.
LeT militant – Sufayan Zafar was hiding after being declared proclaimed accused in the 2008 Mumbai attack. He was arrested last month from his hideout in Kyber-Pakhtaunkhawa province.
Zafar is a resident of Gujrawala district, Punjab – some 80 km from Lahore. Sufayan Zafar is among 21 other fugitive suspects wanted in the 2008 Mumbai attack case.
Six other suspects – Younus Anjum, Jamil Ahmed, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Hammad Amin Sadiq, Mashar Iqbal, and Abdul Wajid have been lodged in the Adiyala Jail, Rawalpindi since 2009 for attempted to murder, abetment to murder, planning and executing the Mumbai attacks.
Prime suspect LeT operations commander – Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, believed to be the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been in hiding after getting bail over a year ago.
167 people were killed in the attack carried out by 10 LeT men in the year 2008. Nine terrorists were killed in gunfight while lone survivor Ajmal Kasab was captured and later executed.