With the U.S. announcing a $10 million bounty on Mumbai attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said those engaged in terror acts against India should be brought to book.
“All those who are engaged in terrorist acts against our country should be brought to book,” Dr. Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function to give away Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan here.
Dr. Singh was asked to comment on the U.S. bounty on Saeed and whether he would take up the matter with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari during his India visit on Sunday.
The U.S. State Department has announced a reward of upto $10 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Saeed and a reward of upto $2 million for information leading to the location of LeT’s second-in-command Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki.
LeT was designated by the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Terrorist Organization on December 20, 2001.