Pakistan turns a deaf ear, beefs up Hafiz Saeed's security

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Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 10:21 [IST]

Islamabad, Apr 4: Pakistan beefed up the security of Jamaat-ud-Dawah and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed at his residence after the US announced a bounty of $10 million on his head.

Nine policeman from Punjab including armed volunteers from the HuD were deployed at Hafiz Saeed's residence at E Block of Johar Town.

According to the JuD leaders, they did not seek help from the law enforcement agencies to help them in enhancing Saeed and his brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki's security.

Pakistan beefs up Hafiz Saeed's security


After the bounty was announced, a JuD leader said that this was "another attack by US government on Muslims and Islam."

Three barricades of about 200 to 300 away from the Saeed's house, guarded by nine volunteers was set up by the JuD volunteers.

A bounty of $10 million on Hafiz Saeed's head was announced by the US on Apr 3. The mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks is listed among the top 4 terrorist's wanted by the FBI.

Meanwhile, Saeed claimed that the US was "frustrated", hours after it announced a bounty.

"We are not hiding in caves for bounties to be set on finding us. I think the US is frustrated because we are taking out countrywide protests against the resumption of NATO supplies and drone strikes," he said.

OneIndia News

 

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