New Delhi: The mastermind behind 26/11 attack in Mumbai and commander of banned terror outfit Lakhkar-e-Taiba, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi has been arrested in Pakistan on terror financing charges, reported ARY news.Also Read - BAN vs PAK: Good News For Bangladesh Even After Losing First Test to Pakistan
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In 2008, Lakhvi, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was designated a global terrorist by the United Nations under the UN Security Council Resolution.
The Mumbai terror attack was one of the deadliest attacks in India as 10 heavily-armed Lashkar-e-Taiba militants from Pakistan killed over 166 people and injured around 300 others.
Rehman Lakhvi was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), PTI News stated quoted a report, however, the CTD did not mention the place of his arrest.
CTD stated that following an intelligence-based operation that was conducted by the CTD Punjab, the proscribed organisation LeT leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on the charges of terrorism financing against him.
It is pertinent to mention that the neighbouring country Pakistan is still in terror-financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) grey list. In 2018, Pakistan was placed on the Paris based body’s grey list and was given an action plan to implement.