Hafiz Saeed's Brother-in-law Makki Gets JuD Reins, Carries $2 Million US Bounty
Hafiz Saeed's brother-in-law Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, who carries a $2 million bounty on his head, has been given the charge of heading the Jamaat-ud-Dawah after the Mumbai terror attack mastermind was put under house arrest by Pakistan's Punjab government.
India has termed the 'house arrest' of Hafiz Saeed an eyewash. (AP Photo)
Lahore: Hafiz Saeed's brother-in-law Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, who carries a $2 million bounty on his head, has been given the charge of heading the Jamaat-ud-Dawah after the Mumbai terror attack mastermind was put under house arrest by Pakistan's Punjab government.
Makki was the second in command of JuD and he took over the reins of the group soon after Saeed's detention, he said.
Makki has led over half-a-dozen rallies in Lahore and elsewhere since the detention of Saeed.
The Punjab government on January 30 had put Saeed and four other leaders of JuD and Falah-e-Insaniat (FIF)under house arrest for a period of 90 days in exercise of powers under section 11-EEE(1) of Anti Terrorism Act 1997.
Various offices of both JuD and FIF were closed following the house arrest of Saeed. Both organisations were also put on observation under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
JuD has rebranded under the new name of 'Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir', just days after Saeed's house arrest. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had claimed that the government was fulfilling its obligations under United Nations Security Council's resolutions.
The names of Saeed and 37 other members of JuD and FIF have also been placed on exit control list, preventing them from leaving the country.
As Saeed, the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attack, carrying a US bounty of $10 million on his head, Makki has also $2 million on his head.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, Makki demanded immediate release of Saeed.
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