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Hafiz Saeed might be killed by foreign agency says Pakistan, tightens his security

The National Counter Terrorism Authority Has In A Letter Said The Agency Had Paid Rs 80 Million To Two Activists Of A Banned Outfit To Kill Saeed.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Tahir Qureshi | Updated on: 12 Nov 2017, 08:13:22 AM

New Delhi:

The Pakistani government has asked Punjab Home Department to provide high-level security to Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and wanted by Indian authorities in view of ‘threat to his life’ claiming that a foreign intelligence agency has devised a plan to eliminate him. 

The National Counter Terrorism Authority has in a letter said the agency had paid Rs 80 million to two activists of a banned outfit to kill Saeed asking Punjab Home Department to ensure foolproof security for the Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief who is under house arrest in Lahore since January 30 under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

The JuD has already been declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014 while Saeed carries a reward of USD 10 million announced by the US for his role in terror activities.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 12 Nov 2017, 08:12:55 AM