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House arrest of Saeed an eyewash, says BJP MP

BJP MP and former Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Tuesday dubbed the house arrest of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed an "eyewash" of Pakistan and demanded that the Mumbai attack mastermind must be prosecuted.

"There is no meaning of house arrest until he is chargesheeted and prosecuted. The Pakistani action is just an eyewash," Singh told reporters outside parliament.

The JuD chief, wanted in India for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was on Monday night arrested in Lahore by Punjab Police. He is under UN sanctions and carries a bounty of $10 million on his head.

Singh also said that India should adopt tit for tat policy regrading Pakistan.

"One surgical strike is not enough. India should make policy that whenever there is terror attack, it should respond hard.

"The approach should be if they kill our people we should hit back hard (tum maroge to hum bhi wapas jakar marenge)," Singh said.

He however rejected that the claim that the Pakistani action was taken under India's pressure.

"Pakistan never acts on India's pressure. It might be of US after President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning entry of refugees from any country," he said.

Singh said that US should also act tough on Pakistan.

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