United States Announces USD 5 Million Reward For Information About 26/11 Conspirator Sajid Mir
The United States Rewards for Justice program has announced a reward of up to USD 5 million for anyone who reports information about 26/11 conspirator and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba member Sajid Mir. The Mumbai terrorist attacks marked 12 years on Thursday.
“Sajid Mir, a senior member of the Pakistan-based foreign terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), is wanted for his involvement in the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to USD 5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of Sajid Mir for his role in these attacks,” the US Rewards for Justice program said in a statement.
On November 26 in 2008, 10 terrorist of Pakistan-based terrorist group LeT attacked people in the public places like Taj Mahal Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Oberoi Hotel, Nariman (Chabad) House and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. As many as 166 people were killed in the terrorist attacks.
Nine terrorists were killed in police encounter, while lone survivor Ajmal Amir Kasab was captured and sentenced to death.
Talking about Sajid Mir’s role in the gruesome attacks, the US Rewards for Justice department stated further: “Sajid Mir was LeT’s operations manager for the Mumbai attack, playing a leading role in its planning, preparation, and execution. Mir was indicted in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (Chicago, Illinois) on April 21, 2011, and was charged with conspiracy to injure the property of a foreign government; providing material support to terrorists; aiding and abetting the killing of a citizen outside of the US; and the bombing of places of public use.”
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