The US State Department has announced a reward of up to five million dollars for information that may lead to the arrest of Sajid Mir, one of the organizers of the terrorist attack in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, which killed 166 people.
“Sajid Mir, a senior member of the Pakistan-based foreign terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba is wanted for participation in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, in 2008. The Rewards for Justice program offers a reward of up to five million dollars for information leading to the detention or conviction of Sajid Mir in any country for his role in these attacks,” according to the Rewards for Justice website.
According to the State Department, Mir “played a leading role in the planning, preparation, and conduct of the terrorist attack,” which killed including six US citizens. In 2011, Mir was charged in absentia in a US court. He is charged with, among other things, participating in a conspiracy to harm the property of a foreign government, providing material support to terrorists, aiding and abetting the murder of a US citizen outside the country. In 2019, the FBI added him to the list of most-wanted terrorists.
The Mumbai attack took place on November 26, 2008. Ten terrorists arrived in the city by sea from the Pakistani port of Karachi. Divided into groups, they shot people on the streets, in cafes, at the train station, and then settled in five-star hotels and for two days resisted the special forces until they were killed. The victims of the militants were 166 people, more than 300 were injured.