Islamabad, Nov 24: Pakistan on Friday released Hafiz Saeed, the chief of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) outfit and mastermind of the 26/11 terror attack, from house arrest after court’s order.
Saeed, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, had been under detention since January after lodging freely in Pakistan for years.
The JuD chief soon after his release launched his anti-India rhetoric by saying he would mobilise people for the “cause of Kashmir”.
— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2017
The fire-brand cleric’s release after midnight came ahead of the 9th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks which claimed 166 people lives.
However, India has repeatedly asked Pakistan to re-investigate the case and also demanded the trial of Saeed and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in wake of the evidence it had provided to Islamabad.