LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab on Wednesday arrested Head of Jama’at-ud-Da’wah Hafiz Muhammad Saeed during an operation.
The JuD chief is alleged of supporting and funding freedom fighters in Kashmir.
He was intercepted and arrested while travelling from Lahore to Gujranwala along his aides to appear before the Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in the cases pending against him. He has been sent to jail on judicial remand. Now, he will have to face different cases against him including terror-financing and money laundering.
Saeed has earlier been placed under house arrest for different time intervals on pressure of international powers.
On July 15, an ATC had granted the chief of the banned outfit and three others pre-arrest bail until August 3 in a case regarding the organisation’s alleged misuse of a seminary land.
Earlier on July 3, top 13 leaders of the JuD were booked for money laundering and terror financing.
On India’s influence, the United States in April 2012 had set a bounty of 10 million dollar on the 69-year-old alleging him of involvement in 2008 Mumbai attacks, which led to protests in Pakistan against the US move. The United Nations had also placed him on terror list.