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Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest

The Mumbai terror attack mastermind, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has been placed under house arrest

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 31 Jan 2017 5:08 AM GMT

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest
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Lahore: The Mumbai terror attack mastermind, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has been placed under house arrest, the Pakistani media reported on Monday.

According to the secretary of information for JuD Nadeem Awan, "A large police team arrived (at JuD headquarters) and told us that Hafiz would be placed under house arrest. The police had an arrest warrant for Saeed and five others."

He further added, "Pakistani government had been under pressure from the United States to take action against Saeed or face sanctions. This government has buckled under the pressure."

The police and other law-enforcing agencies surrounded the Qudsia Mosque where Hafiz Saeed was present to offer Namaz in Chauburji area of Lahore.

Police stated, "Saeed will be shifted to his residence in Johar Town area of Lahore which will be declared as sub-jail."

The interior ministry said, "He has been arrested under section 11-EEE (1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1977."

According to the reports:

  • National flags have been hoisted instead of party flags at the JuD offices.
  • The official authorities have removed the banners and hoarding of JuD from the roads of Lahore.

About Hafees Saeed:

  • He was the mastermind of the terror attack which took place in 2008 in Mumbai. The attack took more than 166 lives and left many others injured.
  • He also planned an attack in United State in 2012 in which six American citizens were also killed. The US Government also announced the bounty of $10 million on Hafiz Saeed.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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