NEW DELHI: India Tuesday demanded Pakistan conduct a “credible crackdown” on militant groups after the detention of Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed .
“Exercises such as yesterday’s orders against Hafiz Saeed and others have been carried out by Pakistan in the past also,” India’s foreign ministry said.
Saeed was placed under “preventative detention” on Monday night.
“Only a credible crackdown on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organisations involved in cross-border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity,” it added in a statement.
The firebrand cleric, who has a $10 million bounty on his head, was taken away by police and escorted to a residence where he now appears to be under house arrest. Four other JuD followers were detained in the same operation.
India says JuD is a front for the militant Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group, which it accuses of carrying out the attacks on India’s financial capital in November 2008 which killed more than 160 people.
Islamabad briefly detained Saeed in the aftermath of the attacks but he was later released on court orders.