In support of its ally Pakistan, China blocked a joint proposal moved by US and India to designate Muridke based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)’s chief architect of 2008 Mumbai attacks Sajid Mir.
After the top LeT leader Abdul Rehman Makki and the operational terror commander of Jaish-e-Mohammed, Mufti Rauf Azhar, the younger brother of Masood Azhar, this is the third proposal that China has placed on hold.
Sajjd Mir was the primary handler of the ten LeT terrorists who massacred over 166 Indians and foreigners, including US citizens, in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.
This move was aimed to favour with the FATF and get Pakistan off of its “Grey List” of countries under surveillance for financing terrorism.
Mir had served in the Pakistan Army before joining the terrorist organisation. He developed Lashkar’s presence across at least three continents while serving in the army, and he planned terror strikes in nations like Australia, Virginia in the United States, and France.
Later, the US intelligence agencies concluded that Mir had given the terrorists from the Lashkar group the order to shoot the Holtzberg couple in the head at Chabad House in Mumbai during the carnage.