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No More relief to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi as detained by Pak Govt

New Delhi, Dec 19: Pakistan government had to be tough on the bail to Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, a key conspirator of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, under pressure as the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander was detained on Friday by the authorities for three more months.

The terrorist was detained by the Pakistan government under section 16 of the Maintenance of Public order Act, after India strongly conveyed its message to the neighbouring country over the Pakistan court's order of granting bail to Lakhvi.

The order of detention was handed over to Adiala jail superintendent before Lakhvi's counsel showed his bail order to the jail authorities.

India was outraged after the bail granted to Lakhvi and criticised the Pak government for double standard of talks on terrorism a day after the Taliban rocked the country killing 148 people including 132 innocent kids at an army-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday. The government had vowed to end the terrorism for the barbaric act on its soil. However, the bail to the dreaded terrorist shocked all.

Lakhvi was a senior member of the Lashkar and second to 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. He was arrested in December 2008, soon after the serial attacks in Mumbai that claimed over 170 lives.

Lakhvi and six others had filed bail applications on Wednesday even as lawyers were on strike condemning the terrorist attack on an army-run school in Peshawar.

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