One of India’s most wanted terrorists and mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed has been arrested in Pakistan. He was arrested from Lahore by the Counter-Terrorism Department of Pakistan. Hafiz Saeed was going to Gujranwala to appear in the Anti-Terrorist Court. After the arrest, Hafid Saeed has been sent to judicial custody.
Terrorist Hafiz Saeed was arrested for terrorist funding. It is believed that this action of Pakistan is merely a show-off. The move by the Pakistan Government is being considered as the result of pressure from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Pakistan is afraid of being blacklisted by FATF.
Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam has termed the arrest of Hafiz Saeed as the drama of Pakistan. He said that Pakistan is fooling the world that he has arrested Hafiz Saeed. We have to now see what evidence the Pakistan court brings to convict Hafiz Saeed.
Ujjwal Nikam, the special public prosecutor in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case on the arrest of Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan is fooling the world that they have arrested him, we have to see how they produce evidence in courts and how efforts are made to convict him, otherwise it is a drama.
Earlier, Jamaat-ud-Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed and three others were given relief from the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Lahore. ATC allowed bail to three others, including Hafiz Saeed, before the arrest.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has registered 23 cases of terror funding against Hafiz Saeed and 12 of his colleagues during the growing international pressure to take action against terror organizations. Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Department issued a statement and had said that cases against them have been registered for using five trusts for terror funding.