Brains behind 26/11 Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed set to be released in Pakistan

The Jamat ud Dawa leader is set to be released after a judicial review board's decision

Brains behind 26/11 Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed set to be released in Pakistan
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26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed is set to be released from house arrest in Pakistan after a judicial review board of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Wednesday ordered the release.

Saeed was put under house arrest in January after years of living freely in Pakistan. Last month, the board had allowed a 30-day extension to the detention of Saeed which will expire next week.

Saeed heads the Jamat ud Dawa, or JuD, which poses as a charity but is a front for the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Saeed has always denied involvement in the Mumbai attacks of 2008 that left 166 people dead after landmarks in the financial capital were attacked by 10 terrorists who sailed into the city from Karachi.

The court that ordered his release rejected the Pakistani government's request to extend his house arrest by three months. Indian Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam has bashed this decision. 


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