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JuD framing response to Red notice; insists Saeed a 'free man'

The outlawed Jamaat-ud- Dawah said it would frame an 'appropriate response' to the Red Corner Notice issued against its chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed by Interpol, even as it emerged that the prime accused in 26/11 attacks was not on government's exit control list.

world Updated: Aug 26, 2009 18:58 IST

The outlawed Jamaat-ud- Dawah on Wednesday said it would frame an "appropriate response" to the Red Corner Notice issued against its chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed by Interpol, even as it emerged that the prime accused in 26/11 attacks was not on government's exit control list.

"Our legal team is looking into the matter that has come to our notice and we will come out with an appropriate response," JuD spokesman Yahya Mujahid told PTI.

Mujahid pointed out that Saeed continued to be a "free man" as he was released from house arrest in June on the orders of the Lahore High Court. "The court pointed out in its order that there was no evidence linking Hafiz sahab to terrorist activities or the Mumbai attacks," he said.

The Interpol last night issued Red Corner Notices against Saeed (59) and mastermind of Mumbai attacks Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi (48). The notice was issued after a Mumbai court issued a non-bailable warrant against the two for their role in the November 26, 2008, terror strikes in India's financial hub.

In Lahore, Saeed's lawyer AK Dogar said he "was not concerned at the moment" about the reports of Interpol issuing a Red Corner Notice against his client. "We will see when the matter comes to court," he told PTI.

Meanwhile, official sources said Saeed was not included in the government's Exit Control List, which has the names of all persons barred from travelling outside Pakistan.