Pakistan strengthened security at the residence of Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed in Lahore a day after the US announced a $10 million bounty for the man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Besides nine policemen from Punjab Police deployed at Saeed’s two-storey home at E Block of Jouhar Town, the JuD posted more armed volunteers to ensure foolproof security.
JuD leaders said they had not sought extra security from law enforcement agencies to protect Saeed and his brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki, for whom the US offered a two million dollar reward.
A JuD spokesman claimed US bounty was “another attack by US government on Muslims and Islam.”
The JuD volunteers set up three barricades about 200 to 300 meters from Saeed’s house.
The nine policemen were guarding these barricades while the JuD volunteers, equipped with sophisticated weapons, were on duty inside the building.