New Delhi: Hafiz Salam Bhuttawi, a founding member of the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba and deputy of Hafiz Saeed, has died. The United Nations Security Council has confirmed Bhuttawi’s death. This information has been updated on the website of the United Nations. According to this, Bhuttavi died of a heart attack on 29 May 2023 in the custody of Pakistan Police in Muridke, Punjab province. Let us tell you that Hafiz’s deputy Bhuttavi had provided help in training the terrorists for the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
Name appeared in UNSC wanted list for the first time in 2012
This dreaded terrorist was listed in the UNSC wanted list for the first time in 2012 due to his links with Al-Qaeda. Bhuttawi was involved in providing funding to Al-Qaeda, planning, facilitating, training etc. of terrorist activities. According to the information, Bhuttawi had worked as a LeT caretaker on at least two occasions when Hafiz Saeed was detained.
Had handled the work of Lashkar in Hafiz’s absence
Let us tell you that after the Mumbai attacks in 2008, Lashkar Chief Hafiz Saeed was detained. He was kept in custody by the Government of Pakistan till June 2009. Bhuttavi took command of Lashkar in Saeed’s absence. Although the news of Bhuttawi’s death came in May last year, it could not be confirmed. Now the news of his death has been confirmed on the website of the United Nations Security Council.
77-year-old Bhuttavi was sent to jail in October 2019 in a terror financing case. He was imprisoned in Sheikhupura jail, 60 km from Lahore. On May 29, 2023, he suddenly had severe chest pain. He was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead.
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