Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: Mumbai Conspirator 26/11 mastermind, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief, Hafiz Saeed has been placed under "house arrest", on monday. Hafiz Saeed had been accused by India and US of master minding in 2008 mumbai attacks that killed 166 people .
Four other members of JuD were also detained. Blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump he said the order has been issued by modi. Saeed says in the message that his arrest was the result of pressure from India given his advocacy of the Kashmir issue and Balochistan.
He added to the pressure on Pakistan, he suggested, was the "deep friendship" that Trump wanted to forge with Modi.
JuD spokesperson Yahya Mujahid was quoted by Reuters as saying that Pakistan's Punjab police arrived at the organisation's headquarters in Lahore with orders to place Saeed under house arrest. "These steps are being taken to please India," claimed Mujahid.
There was no official confirmation from Pakistan on his arrest, but Indian government sources said they were monitoring the development. "Our diplomats in Islamabad will be sending us a report on the issue," government sources told that Saeed had been arrested at least twice in the last 10 years but let off subsequently.
JuD, a self-proclaimed charity organisation, is believed to be a front for the banned LeT and Saeed was declared a globally designated terrorist by the United Nations. In 2012, the US announced a $10 million bounty on Saeed.