The Mumbai 26/11 mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has been arrested by the Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) team on Wednesday.
As per the early reports, a JuD spokesperson was quoted as saying that counter-terrorism officials arrested Saeed while he was on his way to Gujranwala from Lahore to appear before an anti-terrorism court. The charges he faces are still unknown but appear to be linked to terrorism financing, the spokesperson added.
The CTD is likely to confirm the arrest at a press conference later today. According to the Pakistani media, Saeed has been sent to judicial custody. He has been taken to an unknown location.
Hafiz Saeed, the chief of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, faces 23 terror cases in Pakistan. Despite India’s dossier of terror cases against him, Hafiz Saeed was allowed to roam freely in Pakistan and even address anti-India rallies with impunity.