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India conveys to Pak unhappiness over release of Saeed

india Updated: Jun 03, 2009 17:31 IST
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India today officially conveyed to Pakistan its disappointment over the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafeez Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

The views were put forth by Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon when Pakistan's High Commissioner Shahid Malik met him in New Delhi.

Soon after Saeed's release at the directive of Lahore High Court, India had said it demonstrated Pakistan's lack of seriousness to fight terror and raised serious doubts about its commitment to probe the Mumbai attacks.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had termed regrettable the release of Saeed who has been part of terror outfits in Pakistan.

He had noted that Saeed had connections with Jamaat-ud-Dawa, an organisation which has been declared terrorist organisation by the United Nations Security Council.

Saeed was put under house arrest on December 11 last year after the UN Security Council banned JuD, declaring it a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is blamed by India for the November 26 Mumbai attacks.