Jamat-Ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed Arrested
Jamat-Ud-Dawa Chief Hadiz Saeed. (Source: PTI)

Jamat-Ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed Arrested

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Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-Ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed was arrested by the Counter Terrorism Department of Pakistan's Punjab Province, officials said.

Saeed, who has several cases pending against him was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to appear before an anti-terrorism court when the arrest took place, officials said, adding that he has been moved to an unknown location.

Saeed-led JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the U.S., since 2012, has offered a $10 million reward for information that brings Saeed to justice.

Under pressure from the international community, Pakistani authorities have launched investigations into matters of the JuD and LeT regarding their holding and use of trusts to raise funds for financing terrorism.

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