Jail authorities in Pakistan today refused to release the Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi merely on basis of the court order “received through fax”.
“We told the counsel of Mr Lakhvi that we cannot release him on the Islamabad High Court order received through fax,” said an official at the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.
- Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi seeks exemption from court appearance
- Pak court adjourns hearing on plea for cancelling Lakhvi bail
- India’s reaction to Islamabad High Court ruling on Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi ‘irrational: Sartaj Aziz
- Explained: ‘Terror’ Unleashed
- Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi closer to walking, Delhi calls Pakistan envoy
- Pakistan court grants bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, man behind 26/11
He said, “We told him (Lakhvi’s counsel) to bring the certified copy of the court’s order”.
The Islamabad High Court today suspended the detention order of LeT operations commander Lakhvi, 54, and ordered his immediate release, drawing India’s ire.
Lakhvi, along with six others, is the prime accused in the case of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that killed 166 people.