Lakhvi back in detention

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. PHOTO CREDIT: NDTV


Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. PHOTO CREDIT: NDTV
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. PHOTO CREDIT: NDTV

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was sent to two day judicial remand in a fresh case Tuesday, a day after India protested his imminent release.

Lakhvi was detained late Monday after he was booked in the abduction case, a media report said Tuesday.

He was produced in a court here. During the court proceedings, the prosecutor sought seven day judicial remand, which was not acceded to by the judge who remanded him to two day’s judicial custody, Geo TV reported.

Lakhvi was said to be involved in the abduction of a man named Anwar, Dawn online said.

Lakhvi was arrested in February 2009 for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that left 166 people dead. He was indicted with six others Nov 25, 2009 on the basis of the confessional statement of the lone surviving attacker Ajmal Kasab, who was executed in India Nov 21, 2012.

The fresh First Information Report (FIR) was lodged Monday night against Lakhvi for his involvement in the abduction case.

Lakhvi was arrested by the police and taken into protective custody at the Shalimar police station in Lahore as there was no suitable place to accommodate him at the Golra police station in Islamabad.

In New Delhi, India Monday had summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to convey its “strong concern” over lack of effective action in case and said there appeared no end to that country remaining a safe haven for terror groups despite its own recent tragedies.

India raised its concerns both in New Delhi and Islamabad.

The new FIR was lodged after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday suspended Lakhvi’s detention order that was issued by the Islamabad district administration soon after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted him bail Dec 18.

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