Saeed can't be arrested, says Pak

 

Pak's Interior Minister Rehman Malik

Saeed will not be arrested merely on the basis of statements linking him to the Mumbai attacks and the Indian government will have to provide proof of his involvement in any misdeeds, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.

“We do not have any proof against Hafiz Saeed,” Malik told Geo News channel in an interview.

“We have demanded and we are demanding from India that if you have proof, give (it to) us, but do not do propaganda. I assure we will take action. But just on hearsay we cannot arrest our citizen,” he said. “If New Delhi wants some credible action, it needs to provide substantiated evidence,” he added.

Malik said Pakistan had also sought information from India about Indian citizens who were allegedly involved in the Mumbai attacks. He claimed Indians were equally involved in the incident. He said India would have to provide information on how the attackers travelled to Mumbai by boat without being detected and who refuelled their boat at sea.

House arrest

Saeed was placed under house arrest in December last year after the UN Security Council declared the JuD a frontal organisation of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba. Saeed was freed from detention on the orders of the Lahore High Court on June 2.


 

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