Hafiz Saeed files petition against 'fake' cases
Lahore, Sep 24: The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed has reportedly filed a petition in Lahore High Court seeking dismissal of the two 'fake' cases registered against him under the Anti-terror act.
Following international pressure and the pressure from neighbouring India, Pakistan filed two First Information Reports (FIRs) against the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief for inciting violence through propagation of jihad or holy war.
However, Saeed's lawyer A K Dogar, on Thursday, Sep 24, said that the cases registered against his client were "without lawful authority and of no legal effect".
The petition also mentions India's pressure on Pakistan to take action against Saeed for his alleged involvement in the 26/11 terror attacks.
The petition terms the charges against Saeed as baseless and says that police cannot book him constitutionally or legally under such charges.
After filing the FIRs, the police put Saeed under house arrest on Sunday, Sep 20. However, both the police and Saeed claim that there is no official order of detention has been issued,