Court frames charges against aide of Hafiz Sayeed
A suspected aide of Pakistan-based Jammat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Sayeed was today charged by a Delhi court with the offences of recruiting young men as members of the LeT to carry out terrorist activities in the country.
New Delhi: A suspected aide of Pakistan-based
Jammat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Sayeed was today charged by a Delhi
court with the offences of recruiting young men as members of
the LeT to carry out terrorist activities in the country.
The framing of charges against Madni marks the beginning
of the trial against him. The court fixed August two as the
date for recording statement of witnesses against the accused
who denied the charges and expressed his willingness to
contest them during the trial.
Mohd Umer Madni, 51, was also charged with the offence of
conspiring for commission of terrorist act here with his
Pakistan-based mentors Sayeed and Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi.
Additional Sessions Judge Bimla Kumar found prima facie
evidence against Madni and charged him with the offences
including being member of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) under the
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The court also framed charges against Madni with the
offence of being in possession of fake currency under the IPC
as he was carrying fake money with the face value of Rs
Madni, who hailed from Bihar and obtained Nepalese
citizenship, had also allegedly carried US Dollars 8,000 and
Rs 4017 Nepali currency, which were to be used for terror
Delhi police`s Special Cell arrested Madni from Qutub
Minar area here on June four, last year.
According to the police, Madni was working on "talent
spotting for terrorist activities, sending them for training
to Lashkar camps in Pakistan and launching them in India."
Madni allegedly in touch with top operatives of LeT,
including Hafiz Saeed who asked him to recruit youngsters
from the four main metros in India for terror training.
He is also facing charges in Kolkata after his name
surfaced following busting of a fake currency racket there.