islamabad - The Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, on whose head the US has made a 10 million dollar reward, can move freely in the country again. The judge lifted the house arrest of the supposed brain behind the bloody attack in Mumbai, which killed 166 people.
The policemen who guarded him in Lahore left Friday morning.
Saeed is the co-founder of the terrorist movement Lashkar-e Taiba. This is among other things held responsible for the massacre in the Indian metropolis Mumbai in 2008. Ten heavily armed gunmen sowed death and destruction in two luxury hotels, a Jewish center and a train station.
Saeed denied any involvement and walked around for years, but got house arrest in January. He is leader of the charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa. According to the US, JuD is a voluntary organization for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been officially banned in Pakistan since 2002.