Substantial evidence against Hafiz Saeed: Ex-CIA director

ANI | Updated: Jan 17, 2018 21:38 IST

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Former Central Intelligence Agency( CIA) director David Howell Petraeus has said that there is substantial evidence against Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief and UN-designated global terrorist Hafiz Saeed for his role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

"There is quite substantial evidence against him not just intelligenc and it is quite clear that Hafiz Saeed was behind 26/11 terror attack," Petraeus told ANI.

He also said Pakistan is providing sanctuaries and safe havens to the Haqqani network, Al-Qaeda senior leadership and the Taliban leadership.

Petraeus further said that these terror groups have killed more people in Pakistan and have caused more trouble for the country than for the American forces in Afghnaistan.

Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had said that there is no case registered against Hafiz Saeed in Islamabad and without it, action cannot be initiated against anyone.

Saeed was released from house arrest recently after a Pakistani court cited lack of evidence against him in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case.

India has, time and again, protested against Pakistan for harbouring Saeed, who is wanted for plotting the Mumbai attacks. (ANI)