Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed blamed for 2008 attacks in Mumbai released from house arrest

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 11:19 IST | Reuters

Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, seen as the mastermind of a 2008 militant assault in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai in which 166 people were killed, has been released from house arrest, his religious charity said on Friday

Islamabad: Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, seen as the mastermind of a 2008 militant assault in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai in which 166 people were killed, has been released from house arrest, his religious charity said on Friday.

Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed blamed for 2008 attacks in Mumbai released from house arrestHafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious party, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, waves on his arrival to a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Pic/AFP

"He is free, we are happy. Thank God there is no more restriction," Nadeem Awan, a spokesman for Islamist charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa, told Reuters. Saeed has been under house arrest since January after living freely in Pakistan for years. He has always denied playing a role in the Mumbai attacks.

A court on Wednesday ordered an end to his house arrest.

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