Centre declared 18 Pakistan based terrorists include Chhota Shakeel, Bhatkal brothers Tiger Memon under UAPA

The Ministry of Home Affairs has declared 18 more individuals from Pakistan as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.The 18 includes Sajid Mir, who was one of the main players in the Mumbai attack.

The Centre, on Tuesday, designated 18 Pakistan-based fugitive terrorists or associates as ‘individual terrorists’, including those involved in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, the 26/11 Mumbai attack, the 2019 Pulwama bombing, the 2016 Pathankot IAF base attack, the 1999 IC-814 Indian Airlines hijacking, Indian Mujahideen attacks, and terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir over the years, people familiar with the development said.

Among those declared as ‘individual terrorists’, under the amended Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) that allows the seizure of properties of these persons, are Pakistan spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) asset Sajid Mir, who monitored the 26/11 Mumbai attacks from a control room in Karachi; Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief Syed Salahuddin, Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law Abdur Rehman Makki, Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar’s brother Abdul Rauf Asghar, founder of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen Riyaz Bhatkal and his brother Iqbal Bhatkal, as well as underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s right hand man Chhota Shakeel, and two others in D Company Tiger Memon and Javed Chikna.

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