Hafiz Muhammed Saeed stays free

Written by: Devaki
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Islamabad, May 25: Pak Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by authorities challenging the release of Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief who is suspected by India as the mastermind behind the Mumbai attacks, from house arrest on Tuesday, May 25.

The three-members panel lead by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, dismissed the appeals.

The appeals against the order provided by Lahore High Court for his release were filed by the federal and Punjab governments last year though could not carry out earlier for some technical reasons.

Saeed is the founder of terrorist outfit Lashker-e-Taiba. He was put under house arrest in Dec 2008, being the suspect of Mumbai attacks as the UN Security Council had declared Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front for the LeT.

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