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Interpol seeks 'militant' arrest

Mr Saeed's release order is likely to alarm India.

Interpol has issued an international wanted notice for the head of a Pakistan-based Islamic charity over the 2008 Mumbai (Bombay) attacks.

The wanted man is Hafiz Saeed who heads Jamaat-ud-Dawa, accused of being a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group blamed by India for the attacks.

He denies involvement. Gunmen killed more than 160 people in the attacks.

Earlier this month, Pakistan's Supreme Court adjourned a hearing seeking Mr Saeed's re-arrest.

A lawyer acting for Hafiz Saeed said the prosecution was not prepared for the case.

He was released in June by a Lahore court which found insufficient evidence for his continued detention.

Interpol has also issued a similar red notice against Pakistan-based Zaki Ur Rehman Lakhvi, who India says is one of the masterminds of the Mumbai attacks.

The Interpol notices followed the decision of a court in Mumbai to issue non-bailable arrest warrants against the two men for their alleged role in the Mumbai attacks.

Many Interpol member countries view a red notice as a legal basis for arrest or detention of a suspect, but they are not required to do so.



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