Pakistan was duty bound to arrest Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Hafiz Saeed after the Interpol warrant against him for allegedly masterminding the Mumbai terror attack, a CBI official said on Wednesday.
"It is an administrative procedure and Pakistan is now obliged to arrest him and hand him over to India for trial in the Mumbai attacks," CBI spokesperson Harsh Bahl told IANS.
Saeed heads the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front organisation of the LeT blamed by India for the attacks.
"The red corner notice (Tuesday night) follows non-bailable arrest warrants by a special court in Mumbai against Saeed and Lakhvi and 20 others for their alleged roles in the attacks.
"The notices were issued after the CBI asked the Interpol for it with the non-bailable warrants against Saeed and Lakhvi," Bahl said.
Saeed, who was put under house arrest after the November 26, 2008 attacks, was set free in June by a Lahore court that said it found insufficient evidence for his continued detention.
Earlier this month, Pakistan's Supreme Court adjourned a hearing seeking Saeed's re-arrest.
India has so far provided Pakistan with five dossiers of information on the attacks, including information on suspects and logistics.