U.S. offers $10 million for capture of suspect in Mumbai attacks
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (L), seen here in April 2011, is head of Pakistan's outlawed Islamic hardline group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JD)
April 3rd, 2012
05:33 AM ET

U.S. offers $10 million for capture of suspect in Mumbai attacks

By the CNN Wire Staff

The United States is offering as much as $10 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a Pakstani man accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist assault on Mumbai that killed 166 people.

The "wanted" notice announcing the large bounty for Saeed, 62, was posted on the website of the U.S. State Department's Rewards for Justice program late Monday.

The amount is one of the highest offered by the program, on par with the sum pinned on the Taliban leader Mullah Omar, but below the $25 million on offer for al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The notice describes Saeed as a former professor of Arabic and engineering who helped found Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a radical Islamist organization that aims to bring about Islamist rule over areas of India and Pakistan. The United States and the United Nations have declared it a terrorist organization.

Read more of the CNN.com story here.

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  7. svann

    Where does the constitutional power to offer bounties come from? Just curious. Is there a bounty fund that congress approves every year?

    April 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Reply
  8. Indian Nationalist

    I think we all are MISSING the point here. In politics, timing is everything.

    The main reason the USA has offered this bounty on this terrorist is just for indicating to INDIA that it is offering a favor for co-operating on the IRAN issue.

    The background is INDIA is compelled to buy IRANIAN oil because its refineries are designed for processing IRANIAN crude and it has been buying IRANIAN crude from a long time. I am sure it would love to switch to more 'untainted' suppliers, but it can't at the moment because of its economic compulsions.

    For crying out loud, everybody knows including the USA, that Mr. SAEED lives and moves freely in PAKISTAN. The USA can take him out with a drone attack at this moment if it choose to.

    I am not Anti-US – infact, I love USA. But I also love INDIA. I thought that the truth should be told about this deft political move. It will do good for INDIA to anyway start re-designing its refineries to diversify from IRANIAN crude going forward and not be hooked to one supplier.

    April 4, 2012 at 11:47 am | Reply
    • Mike Johnson

      Thank you ... that was and excellent analysis and I bet you are spot on.

      April 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Reply
    • Americans are scum

      I can't wait to see India and Pakistan annihilate one another with nuclear weapons.

      It will happen.

      April 5, 2012 at 10:57 am | Reply
  9. seesthethreat

    Saeed is a threat to A-stan, Pakistan, and India, and our troops in A-stan, but not the world's biggest problem. If we really want to make the world safer from terrorism we need to flatten Somalia. It is completely lawless and has become the new home for al-Qaeda and other terrorist and criminal groups. There may be some way to separate out the 10% that are worthwhile people, but the rest need to be completely quarantined or eliminated. Mogadishu should be erased. But first deport most (not all) of the Somalis in the US and Europe back to their homeland.

    What do you think, Sam-I-am?

    April 4, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
  10. db

    jimmney Christmas do we have a bunch of potty mouths with a lack of smarts on here. I am not sure what all that is about but it makes you all sound like kids having a fit. If Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has crossed the line and killed anyone then his skin should be hunted down like any rabid criminal and dealth with appropriately. Anyone who does the same should be brought before a world court, tried, an if convicted, executed in the worst way that can be immagined, in his case boiled to death in pig grease.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  11. Jamminsammin

    India needs to take care of its own crap!!! Not rely on US. Sentence the terriorist Kasab in custody first then the rest!

    April 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  12. Sum yung gy

    I just saw this guy driving a taxi in downtown Toronto the other day.

    April 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Reply
  13. ghelf

    With the war against AQ pretty much over I think the Obama adminstration is in clean up mode now. Letting the websites stay active served it's purpose and now is the time to close them down.

    April 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Reply

    nice step taking

    April 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  15. i am sam

    [QUOTE who="Faith"]Because Israel is a responsible and rational nation and Iran is a terroristic, crackpot theocracy. [/QUOTE]

    Israel is a proven terrorist state, that has carried out aggressive actions against their own allies, not to mention innocent civillians.

    White phosphorous...

    Bomblets in lebannon..

    And AIPACS enourmous influence in American politics.

    That is the face of true terrorism.

    April 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply
    • JOEL

      And you are the true face of ignorance.

      White phosphorous, not banned under Geneva Conventions and Hezbollah is not a party to it anyway.

      Bomblets in Lebanon. Tell Hezbollah to stop hiding in civilian areas and using them as human shields.

      And AIPACS enourmous influence in American politics. US State Department exerts the same type pressure in MANY other countries all over the world. Who put the Shah in power in Iran? Saddam in Iraq?

      This is the way the real world works.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Reply
  16. RetiredVet

    I hope I find him, I could use the money to fill up my truck with fuel. THANKS OBAMA!

    April 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  17. Indian

    Thank you USA. I will always love you. :))

    April 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  18. gemini

    Research israels aparteid policies.

    Investigate AIPAC contributions to politicians.

    Israel is the leading cause of anti-semtism.


    Don't support pro zionist politicians.

    Copy and paste. Change perspectives.

    April 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Reply
    • joe

      We gotta stop spending American blood, on Israeli interests.


      April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
      • rick

        no american blood has been shed for israel interests. most of the blood has been your buddies blood, the rocket launchers who run like little girls, hide behnd their children and then whine when the F16s retaliate. need some cheese with that whine?

        April 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • i am sam

        Bull shit, Iraq was israels enemy not ours.

        April 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • Capt. Obvious

      so you can change your name to everything BUT dumbass? come on....

      April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
      • joe

        Pull cock from ass, zion butt.bitch Hahaha

        Down with Israeli influence!!

        April 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
      • i am sam

        What a paranoid motherfukker Hahaha

        April 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
      • fred

        joe sounds like he knows what a cock in ass feels like.

        April 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
      • i am sam

        Fred sounds like he enjoys gay sexx...

        Fagger Hahaha

        April 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
    • rick

      gemini and joe, same guy, same shmoe, writing about israel when the article is about a pakistani terrorist! obsession!! ................... hawking an anti israel web site manned by palestinians and muslim apologists: they love shoe bombers, underwear bombers, bus bombers, times square bombers, capitol bombers, 9/11 bombers, thai bombers, church burners, and child murderers, they dont like jews.......... obsession with Jews!!!...................ooooooooooooo

      April 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
      • Indian

        Rick..You forgot something. They also like paedophiles.

        April 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
      • i am sam

        Haha, zionists.....

        Wat a bunch of fags...that's you Fred...hahahahaha

        April 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • paul

      in order for you to change perspective you will first have to get your head out of your ass, put away the hookah, leave the islamic center, and get to your convenience store job

      April 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
      • i am sam

        O gay.....

        April 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  19. OregonTom

    I'll keep my eyes open 😉

    April 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Reply
    • doc

      better yet, just keep one eye open, the one you aim with.

      April 4, 2012 at 7:45 am | Reply
  20. 2938

    This guy definitely needs to go.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
  21. mike

    its muslim blood to support terrorist thats the bottom line.
    these mullas are brian washing these muslims,

    April 3, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
  22. Duluth

    Shouldn't India be offering that reward?

    April 3, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • deoks

      Again why's the world helping United States to capture terrorists in Afghanistan? They didn't attack any other country? A bounty by US would go a long way to get Pakistan government not to openly support this terrorist just coz he is on India's most wanted enemy list. A gesture for all the help India is providing US in northern part of Afghanistan.

      April 3, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
      • Touche

        Good one, deoks.

        April 3, 2012 at 9:54 am |
      • emad

        50,000 thousand pakistani dies for the u.s war on terrorism. I hope that pakistan leaned its lesson. This is what you get for helping the U.S.

        April 3, 2012 at 10:06 am |
      • Capt. Obvious

        50,000 "pakistanis" dies because they kept coming over the border and shooting at people genius, don't pretend it's anything else

        April 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  23. Adollarfor4commonsensenow

    @4commonsensenow, wow really – an entire dollar? Really?

    I hope this terrorist moron Dr. Saeed makes a house call to your place...

    April 3, 2012 at 8:41 am | Reply
  24. 4commonsensenow

    I will chip in a dollar for that cause.

    April 3, 2012 at 7:53 am | Reply

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