Government Saturday extended for two months the house arrest of the founder of banned militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba blamed by India for the Mumbai terror attacks in November last year, an official said. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed was detained in December after the United Nations declared his Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa, believed to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba. The extension of the original one month detention was ordered by the provincial government in Punjab province where Dawa's main infrastructure was located. After UN sanctions were imposed the authorities arrested some 40 members of the group and closed dozens of its offices and relief units in the country.