On Wednesday, JuD chief Hafiz Saeed was arrested by Crime Terrorism Department (CTD) in a terrorism financing case when he was on his way from Lahore to Gujranwala.
According to sources of CTD, Saeed was going to appeal before and seek bail from Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gujranwala. He was arrested by CTD Punjab in Gujranwala Jurisdiction.
CTD officials are supposed to hold a news conference later today pertaining to the arrest of Hafiz Saeed who has been moved to an unknown location.
On July 3 the top 13 leaders of the banned JuD, including Hafiz Saeed and Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki, were caught in nearly several cases for terror financing and money laundering under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
The CTD, registered the cases in five cities of Punjab and further announced that the JuD was funding terrorism from the massive amounts of funds collected through non-profit organisations and trusts like Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust, Muaz Bin Jabal Trust, etc.
These non-profit organisations were banned in April as the CTD during detailed investigations found that they had links with the JuD and its top leadership, accused of financing terrorism by building huge assets and properties from the collected amounts in Pakistan. JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba that mass murdered 166 people in an attack in Mumbai.
On Friday, Saeed and his 3 associates sought pre-arrest bail by ATC which meant police could not arrest them by August 3 in a land grabbing case for seminary.
The arrest is part of the Government of Pakistan’s crack down against outlawed organisations under the National Action Plan.