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 $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of Sajid Mir for his role in these attacks.
Beginning on November 26, 2008, and continuing through November 28, 2008, ten LeT-trained attackers carried out a series of coordinated attacks against multiple targets in Mumbai, India, including two luxury hotels (the Taj Mahal Palace and The Oberoi), the Leopold Café, the Nariman (Chabad) House, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station, killing approximately 170 persons. Six Americans were killed during the attack: Ben Zion Chroman, Gavriel Holtzberg, Sandeep Jeswani, Alan Scherr, Naomi Scherr, and Aryeh Leibish Teitelbaum.
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 property of a foreign government; providing material support to terrorists; aiding and abetting the killing of a citizen outside of the U.S.; and the bombing of places of public use. According to the indictment, during the attacks Mir advised the attackers to kill hostages, set fires, and throw grenades and also sought the release of a hostage in exchange for the release of a captured attacker. A warrant for Mir’s arrest was issued on April 22, 2011. In 2019, Mir was added to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List.
On 30 August 2012, the Department of the Treasury designated Mir under Executive Order 13224 for holding leadership positions within LeT. According to the U.S. Department of Treasury, as of 2005, Mir directed training for operatives preparing for overseas recruiting, money laundering, and operational planning. LeT was designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. Department of State in December 2001.