Mumbai terror mastermind: Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law nabbed in Pakistan

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Lahore: The brother-in-law of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed was nabbed for hate speech in Pakistan.

Police sources said on Wednesday that Abdul Rehman Makki, head of JuD’s political and international affairs wing and in-charge of its charity Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), was taken into custody during a government crackdown against the outlawed outfits.

Punjab Police said Makki was rounded up under the Maintenance of Public Order Act.

The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has offered a USD 10 million reward for information that brings him to justice.

The Paris-based international terror financing watchdog FATF continues to ‘Grey’ listing of Pakistan for its failure to stop funding of terrorist outfits such as the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the JuD.

Sources said the FIF, like the JuD, was also banned in March by the Pakistan government. Recently, the government announced to take control of more than 30,000 religious seminaries.

 

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