Pakistan: Pakistan has detained Sajid Mir, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. Earlier, the Pakistani Intelligence Agency (ISI) had claimed the death of Sajid, declared the most wanted by the FBI. According to experts, Pakistan has pretended to punish Mir to get out of the gray list of FATF.
According to the Nikkei Asia report, an FBI official has told that Mir is alive in Pakistan, is in custody and has been sentenced. In 2011, Mir was included in the most wanted list by the FBI with a $ 5 million bounty on him. Both America and India have been searching for him for a decade. Sajid, close to Lashkar leader Hafiz Saeed, is believed to be the handler of Mumbai attack planner David Coleman Headley and other terrorists.
Planning to exit FATF gray list
Pakistan wants to show by the arrest of Sajid Mir that he is working against terrorism. This arrest is being called a plan to get out of the gray list of FATF. Pakistan has been included in the gray list of FATF since June 2018. This time in the meeting held in Germany, the FATF had said that it would decide to take Pakistan out of the gray list after conducting a ground test. In such a situation, Pakistan wants to show that it is working openly against terrorism.
America announced a reward of 5 million
Terrorist Sajid Mir used to work for Lashkar-e-Taiba. The US investigative agency FBI has informed that Mir was active since 2001. He had planned many terrorist attacks in collaboration with Lashkar. America has declared a reward of 5 million on him.
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