Founder of Mumbai Terror Group Under House Arrest

Pakistan also freezes organization's assets
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2008 2:08 PM CST
Pakistani security forces seal the door of a Jamaat-ud-Dawa office, a charity that is allegedly a terrorist front, in Karachi today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Bowing to global pressure to curb terrorist activities inside its borders, Pakistan today placed the founder of the group thought to be responsible for the Mumbai attacks under house arrest, Reuters reports. Pakistani police encircled the house of Hafiz Saeed, founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group and head of its charity front, after the UN named him to a sanctions list.

“We have noted the reported steps that have been taken by Pakistan. But clearly much more needs to be done and the actions should be pursued to their logical conclusion,” Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told parliament before the house arrest. Tensions have flared between the neighbors, with India accusing Pakistan of tolerating homegrown terrorism.