Lahore: Mumbai attacks mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and 12 of his close aides will be arrested “very soon”, police said on Thursday, a day after Pakistani authorities booked them for committing multiple offences of terrorismfinancing and money laundering.
The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police on Wednesday registered 23 FIRs against 13 leaders of JuD, including Saeed, on the charges of terror financing.
“The CTD has booked the (13) leaders of JuD and other proscribed organisations on the charges of terror financing. As the FIRs have been registered the suspects will be arrested shortly,” Punjab police spokesperson Niyab Haider Naqvi said.
“Saeed is present at Lahore’s Jauhar Town and the police are waiting for a green signal from the government to raid his residence to arrest him,” a source in Pakistan government said.