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LeT chief leads Eid prayer in Lahore, Delhi on high alert

New Delhi, Aug 9 (): Gathering inputs about a possible attack by the Jamaat-ud-Dawa outfit, Intelligence Bureau signalled an alert to the Delhi Police leading the capital city to be put on high alert since Friday.

The agency gathered information about a possible attack by the Lashkar-e-Taiba chief, the man behind the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai after he visited Pakistani forces’ Gurund post opposite Poonch on August 3 and met soldiers of the Border Action Team (BAT). Sources from the Indian side also believe that the visit of Saeed can be linked with the ambush in which five Indian Army personnel were killed.

The Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief, who has a $ 10 million bounty on his head by the US, led  Eid prayers on Friday morning in Lahore. One of India’s most wanted terrorists and a key accused in the 26/11 attacks, Hafiz Saeed who moves freely around Pakistan had claimed earlier in an interview to the New York Times that his fate is in the hands of God and not America. 64-year-old Saeed said,” I will move as per my wish, this is my style. “

According to New York Times, Saeed is not only protected by his supporters alone but also by Pakistani state. Earlier the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief was scheduled to address a huge gathering at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore even as tensions between India and Pakistan escalated over the recent killing of five Indian soldiers by the Pakistani Army along the Line of Control (LoC).

The mastermind of the 26/11 has tweeted Eid greetings with a strong anti-India message on Friday morning. It is believed that Saeed met soldiers from either the 801 or 802 Mujahid Battalion or a number of Lashkar commanders including Tariq Mohammed Anwar who led the operation.

While Pakistan says it has no proof against Saeed to arrest or take action, he has often been witnessed addressing anti-India rallies in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, said sources.