Pakistan court orders release of 26/11 mastermind Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi

| Friday, March 13, 2015 - 11:53
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NEW DELHI: A Pakistani court on Friday ordered the release of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi, saying Lakhvi's detention is  illegal.

According to the media reports, the notifications which were issued by District Administration of Islamabad were termed as null and void by Justice Noorul Haq.

Lakhvi, who is accused of being involved in planning, financing and executing the Mumbai attacks in 2008, was granted bail by an anti-terror court in December, but was arrested again. Then, the high court has suspended his detention on the appeal by his lawyer.

Since 2009, Lakhvi has been in jail for masterminding the 2008 terror attack in India. The anti-terror court said that it did not have evidence to prove his involvement in the worst-ever terror attack in India, in which 166 people were killed in Mumbai in 2008. 

Lakhvi was arrested from the headquarters of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group in Muzaffarabad, soon after the attacks, said reports.

(With Agency Inputs)

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