Islamabad, Juy 17 : Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has been arrested and sent to judicial custody.
The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police (Pakistan’s) arrested Hafiz Saeed from Lahore when he was on his way to Gujranwala. Hafiz Saeed has been reportedly sent on judicial remand.
As per sources, Hafiz Saeed has said he will challenge cases against him in the court.
The JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the LeT which is responsible for carrying out the 26/11 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people.
Imran Khan government has banned Jamat-ud-Dawa and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation led by 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.
A notification issued by the country’s interior ministry stated that the two outfits have been moved to the list of proscribed outfits, which has 70 organisations.
Hafiz Saeed was earlier booked along with 12 accomplices for terror funding. He is facing 23 terror-related cases in Pakistan. Saeed was, however, granted bail as the government said they did not produce concrete evidence to before the court.