Pakistan Releases Mumbai Suspect, India Outraged
India unhappy with move
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 2, 2009 8:36 AM CDT
Supporters of Hafiz Mohammed Saeed offer traditional sweets to each other to celebrate the Lahore High Court's decision to release the hard-line Islamist cleric, in Lahore, Pakistan today.   (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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(Newser) – Pakistan has released the leader of a group who had been arrested in connection with November’s Mumbai attacks, the New York Times reports, enraging neighboring India. A Pakistani court deemed Hafiz Muhammad Saeed’s detention unconstitutional, said his lawyer, after concluding there wasn’t enough evidence to hold him. India holds that Ajmal Kasab, who was nabbed in the attacks, was a member of Saeed’s group, Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

"His release raises serious doubts over Pakistan’s sincerity in acting with determination against terrorist groups and individuals operating from its territory," said a statement from India's External Affairs Ministry.