Pakistan should arrest, charge Hafiz Saeed for his crimes, says US

Updated: Nov 25, 2017, 13:49 IST | Agencies

After being freed by Pakistan, the LeT leader launched his anti-India rhetoric and vowed to mobilise people for the 'cause of Kashmir'

The US on Friday asked the Pakistan government to make sure that Hafiz Saeed is arrested and charged for his crimes, following the release of the 26/11 mastermind and JuD chief from house arrest. Pakistan has freed Saeed, the LeT founder, who immediately launched his anti-India rhetoric and vowed to mobilise people for the "cause of Kashmir".

Saeed leads the Friday prayers at Jamia AL Qadsia Masjid. Pic/AFP
Saeed leads the Friday prayers at Jamia AL Qadsia Masjid. Pic/AFP

"The United States is deeply concerned that LeT leader Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan. LeT is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organisation responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent civilians in terrorist attacks, including a number of American citizens," state department spokesperson Heather Nauert said.

"The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes," Nauert said in a statement. The JuD leader, who has a $10 million American bounty on his head for terror activities, walked free after his 10-month detention.

$10mn
The American bounty that Hafiz Saeed has on his head for terror activities

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