LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Muhammad Saeed while he was going to Gujranwala from Lahore, Geo News reported.
The TV channel reported that Saeed has been taken into custody as part of government's crackdown against banned organizations.
He was on his way to Gujranwala to file a bail plea in a case when the CTD detained him, the report said.
Sources told Geo News that Hafiz Saeed had many cases registered against him in several police stations.
A spokesman for the CTD said Hafiz Saeed has been sent on judicial remand after being presented in an Anti-Terrorism Court.
He confirmed that Saeed was going to Gujranwala to get pre-arrest bail at the time of his arrest.
He said a case against Hafiz Saeed was registered under Anti-Terrorism act and he would be produced before the court shortly after challan is prepared.