(CNN)The alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror strikes that killed 164 in Mumbai, India, continues to be put under house arrest in Pakistan.
Hafiz Mohammed Saeed — the leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JUD) — was detained in Punjab, Pakistan’s biggest state, in accordance with a government statement released late Sunday.
Saeed is under detention in town of Lahore. Four other guys — Zafar Iqbal Abdullah Ubaid, Abdur Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Niaz — have been put under house arrest in other towns around Punjab.
The arrests come together with all the setting of two organizations — the Falah as well as JUD -e-Insaniat Foundation — on a watch list under Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.
Each of the guys are being held under Section 11 and were detained for being active members of the organizations -EEE of the Anti-Terrorism Act, which provides the authorities the capacity to detain or arrest suspects for up to 12 months.
US blamed for forcing Pakistan to make arrests
In a video statement released by the JUD, Hafiz Saeed said your decision to detain him had been made due to “foreign pressure.”
“Trump is the new president of the United States who desires to get great relationships with Modi,” said Saeed.
JUD spokesman, Hafiz Khalid Waleed, also attributed the United States for “putting pressure” on Pakistan to get Saeed detained, threatening court actions in addition to road rallies. “We will take this issue to the courts and also to the roads. We’re intending additional rallies all over the nation in protest of the action,” Waleed said, including that Saeed’s house arrest is for 19 days.
He also emphasized Jamaat-Ud-Dawa’s actions that are non-profit as well as expanded an offer of assistance to the United States in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy — Washington an offer which was immediately rejected by Washington.
The US State Department describes the assignment of JUD as the establishment of Islamist rule in India and Pakistan and has in the past offered as much as $10,000,000 for that info any might lead to his arrest or conviction.!