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Hearing on Saeed's petition adjourned, govt lawyer seeks time

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

The hearing on the filed by JuD chief and four otherschallenging their house arrest under the anti-act was adjourned todayafter a lawyer requested for more time to prepare for the case.

"We could not get time to prepare the case as we were informed about today's hearing in the nick of the time," the lawyer told a two-member Lahore High bench headed by Justice Syed Kazim Raza Shamsi.

Accepting his request, the adjourned the hearing till tomorrow.

attack mastermind Saeed, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid, Qazi Kashif Hussain and Abdullah Ubaid have filed the in the Lahore High and challenged their detention through senior advocate A K Dogar.

The on January 30 had put Saeed and the four leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat (FIF) under house arrest in Lahore under the country's anti- act.

In their petition, Saeed and the four others had said the government in light of interior ministry's order detained them for a period of 90 days, with effect from January 30, in exercise of powers under the Anti Act.

They requested the court to declare the government order malafide, without jurisdiction and one that voids the fundamental right to their life and liberty.

The names of Saeed and 37 other JuD and FIF leaders had earlier also been placed on the Exit Control List, barring them from leaving the country.

Saeed was also put under house arrest after the terror attack in November 2008, but he was freed by a court in 2009.

Saeed also carries a reward of USD 10 million announced by the US for his role in terror activities.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 15:57 IST