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Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was on Monday night placed under house arrest in Lahore, his outfit said.
Punjab government's Home Department has issued detention order of Saeed and Lahore Police have reached the JuD headquarters in Chauburji to implement the order, it said.
He "is at Masjid-e-Qadsia Chauburji and a heavy contingent of police has surrounded the JuD markaz (headquarters)," JuD official Ahmed Nadeem, who is present at the premises of the outfit, told PTI by phone.
SAEED BEING HELD IN CHOWBURJI, LAHORE
Saeed is reportedly being held at Jamia Masjid at Chowburji, Lahore.
"The commanding police officer told us that he has with him the house arrest order of the JuD chief issued by the Punjab Home Department," Nadeem said.
Punjab government's action comes amid pressure from the Trump administration to act against terror. According to sources, government officials say that Pakistan government has been under pressure from the Trump administration to ban the militant outfit or face visa ban. This has prompted the Pakistan government to put him under house arrest.
The United States has clearly told Islamabad that in case of not taking action against JuD and Saeed, it may face sanctions.
JuD is the front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit, which is responsible for numerous terror attacks in India, including the Mumbai terror strike of November 26, 2008, which was masterminded by Saeed. He has been detained six times since the Mumbai carnage.
JuD has already been declared a foreign terrorist organisation by the United States in June 2014.
Earlier, reports of the ban on JuD were wrong, the group continues to be only on Pakistan interior ministry's "watch list". Order issued by Pakistani authorities is for "preventive detention" of Hafiz Saeed and 4 others, JuD still not banned.