Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has been ordered to remain under house arrest for 2 more months. The Pakistani government said that the extension of Saeed’s house arrest was necessary to ensure law and order in the area. Saeed heads the terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and he was the mastermind in the Mumbai terror attack that occurred on 26/11 in 2008. More than 150 people had died in the terror attack and the Indian government has been consistently making efforts to extradite Saeed. However, India does not have an extradition treaty with Pakistan, so Saeed’s extradition may be near to impossible.
However, Saeed has been found to promote terrorism in his own country Pakistan, which is why he has been put under house arrest since January this year. In April, his house arrest was extended to three more months and now it has been extended to 2 more months. Saeed along with his four close associates – Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain, were arrested by Pakistan’s Punjab province government under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. The counter terrorism department in Pakistan said that Hafiz Saeed and his associates can spread chaos in the country, which is why Saeed’s house arrest has been extended by two more months.