Source :India Today
Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was on Monday night placed under house arrest in Lahore, his outfit said.Earlier, Punjab government’s Home Department had issued detention order of Saeed and Lahore Police have reached the JuD headquarters in Chauburji to implement the order, it said.
He “is at Masjid-e-Qadsia Chauburji and a heavy contingent of police has surrounded the JuD markaz (headquarters),” JuD official Ahmed Nadeem, who is present at the premises of the outfit, told PTI by phone.
Saeed has reportedly been held at Jamia Masjid in Chauburji in Lahore.
PUNJAB HOME DEPARTMENT ISSUED HOUSE ARREST ORDER
“The commanding police officer told us that he has with him the house arrest order of the JuD chief issued by the Punjab Home Department,” Nadeem said.
Punjab government’s action comes amid pressure from the Donald Trump administration to act against terror.
The Trump administration has put a ban on immigrants from seven Muslim majority nations that are ‘most identifiable with dangerous terrorism taking place in their country’ – Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Reince Priebus, the White House Chief of Staff, has said that countries like Pakistan that are ‘having problems similar to those seven nations’, can be added to the list in future.
According to sources, government officials say that Pakistan government has been under pressure from the Trump administration to ban the militant outfit or face visa ban. This has prompted the Pakistan government to put him under house arrest.