Hafiz Sayeed or Hafiz Muhammad Sayeed is the co-founder of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba and the chief or amir of Jama’at-ud- Da’wah. He operates mainly from Pakistan. He is an internationally designated terrorist even though he is influential in Pakistan among certain religious groups. Also, the US announced a bounty of $10 million on Saeed, for his alleged role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 164 civilians were killed.
Now, in the context of India’s intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the Pakistani officer has asked the Home Department of Punjab province to beef up the security for the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist Hafiz Saeed. It is said that a “foreign detective agency” has planned to kill him through members of a restricted terrorist organization.
The sources said, “NCTA(National Counter Terrorism Authority) of Pakistan has sent an informing letter to the Home ministry of Punjab about the security of Hafiz Sayeed. The letter claimed that a “foreign spy agency” had paid Rs. 80 million to two activists of a proscribed militant group to kill Saeed.”
NCTA, the counter-terrorism authority was formed in the year 2009 and it has been mandated to prepare a counter-terrorism strategy to address short, medium and long-term goals for security challenges that have been facing by Pakistan and the plans for its implementation also included.
NCTA has asked the Home Department to ensure strict security measures in the campus of Lahore residence of Saeed, which the Punjab government declared him as a prison..
Saeed was arrested at home earlier this year and is a house arrest. Also, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has launched its Muslim League in August, but Pakistan’s Election Commission rejected it to register as one of the Political party.
After his arrest, JuD started his activities under the banner of the Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Azadi, but in July it was declared a banned organization and added to the list of organizations that were dissolved by the Home Ministry.