This comes after the Pakistan High Commissioner declared Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder, a freeman and said that there was no case against him.
During a press conference, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said, "Our views on Hafiz Saeed are pretty clear. To us he is the evil mastermind of the attacks on Mumbai. To us he is one of the accused in an Indian court of killing on the streets of Mumbai."
Akbaruddin stated that India was clearly upset with Pakistan for housing such criminals and High Commissioner Abdul Basit's statement that "Saeed was a Pakistani national and was free to roam around".
Basit added, "So what is the problem... he is a free citizen so there is no issue as far as Pakistan is concerned." Basit also contended that Pakistani courts had "already exonerated" Saeed. "There is no case pending against him," he added.
"Therefore, what you say is obvious that he is only free because he is a Pakistani citizen," he said. "It devolves on Pakistan that criminals like Hafiz Saeed are brought to book."
Pakistan has arrested seven men for the Mumbai attacks when a total of 166 people were killed during the assault on India's financial hub by 10 terrorists in November 2008.