Pakistani authorities have arrested Hafiz Saeed and 23 others for alleged terrorism financing in relation to the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks in which Islamist militants killed 165 people and injured a further 300.

Saeed was arrested by the COunter-Terrorism Department of Punjab Police while travelling from Lahore to Gujranwala. He has reportedly been sent to jail on judicial remand.

The militant and 12 other accomplices were booked earlier in the month on terror-funding charges and he now stands accused in some 23 terrorism-related cases in Pakistan amid a sweeping clampdown by the Khan government. (RT)