26/11 2008 Mumbai attack plotter Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to remain behind bars

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Mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, allegedly one of the key planners of the Mumbai attacks
Mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, allegedly one of the key planners of the Mumbai attacks Photo: AP

After facing a strong protest from India for his key role in the dastardly 26/11 Mumbai 2008 attacks,  Lashkar operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, would continue to be behind bars.

This order for the dreaded terrorist comes after the  Pakistan supreme Court overturned the high court order granting bail to Lakhvi. The apex court sent the case back to the Islamabad high court directing it to hear the arguments again and decide on merit without rushing through the case that has resulted in the continuing frosty ties between India and Pakistan .

It may be recalled, on On December 18, 2014, the Anti-Terrorism Court had granted bail to Lakhvi, who was involved in planning, financing and executing the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008.

Just before he was to be released according to media reports , the  dreaded Lakhvi was arrested on charges of kidnapping Afghan national Muhammad Anwar Khan. The police kept him at the Shalimar Police station for a two-day physical remand before a magistrate sent him back to Adiala Jail for a 14-day judicial custody.

Pakistan’s soft handling of the Lakhvi issue, united the Lok  Sabha with  both the ruling NDA and the opposition Congress standing up  together to  blast  Pakistan .

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