US Court sentences Pakistani for 2008 Mumbai attacks

While the trails of Mumbai attacks are pending in India and it has been closed in Pakistan, a US Court in Virginia  has sentenced 24-year-old Pakistani national Jubair Ahmad for aiding LeT for Mumbai attacks in 2008.

Ahmad was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment yesterday for providing material support to LeT by making a propaganda video for the terror group, helping it with recruitment and fundraising.

Based in US for the past few years, Ahmad had himself received two levels of LeT training and was in regular communication with Talha Saeed, the son of the LeT founder Hafiz Saeed.

“For years before his arrest, Ahmad engaged in trade-craft to conceal his activities on behalf of LeT. He used coded language, avoiding talking openly about LeT, and he maintained the lowest possible profile,”  US Attorney Neil H MacBride  said.

Though based in US, the purpose of Ahmad was to incite violence against India in particular Kashmir. Ahmad “advocated violence, almost exclusively against the Indian army in Kashmir.”

According to US attorney, Ahmad received first two levels of paramilitary training from the LeT – Dora Suffa and Dora A’ama. Once he completed the first two levels, Ahmad was interested in the third stage, Dora Khasa or the “advanced course,” but was denied permission as he was too young skinny.