Hafiz Saeed's security beefed up following Pak Taliban threat

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Lahore, May 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Punjab province' Home Department has directed concerned agencies to provide extra security cover to the banned Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Muhammed Saeed, following intelligence reports that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning to target him.

According to a report of the Punjab Home Department, suspicious activities have been witnessed around Saeed's residence.

Following the report the department has directed security agencies to beef up security of Saeed, the mastermind of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, The News reports.

Pakistan, under intense international pressure, had arrested Saeed and put him under house arrest following the 26/11 attacks.

However, in October 2009, the Lahore High Court (LHC) quashed all terror charges against Saeed and set him free due to lack of evidence.

The LHC also notified that the JuD is not a banned organization and can work freely in Pakistan. (ANI)

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