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Pak moves SC against Bail to 26/11 Mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

Islamabad, Jan 01: Under pressure from India, the Pakistan government moved the Supreme Court challenging the bail granted to 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi on Thursday.

The LeT operative Lakhvi along with six others accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks was granted bail by the Pakistan Anti Terrorism Court; just a day after the Taliban rocked the country by killing 132 innocent children in an army school attack in Peshawar.

The government had detained him under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) citing the bail as a technical error. However, his detention was suspended following the verdict by the Islamabad High Court on Monday, paving the way for his release out of jail.

India had expressed outrage over the move and the Ministry of External Affairs summoned Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit.

Lakhvi was then on Tuesday detained and remanded to two-day physical custody of the Islamabad Police in connection with a six-year-old case of kidnapping.

Yesterday, he again challenged his detention order in a Pakistani court.

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