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Lakhvi’s petition challenging detention order rejected by LHC

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday rejected Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi’s petition challenging the imprisonment order against him.

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Lakhvi had filed a petition with the Lahore High Court demanding the detention order passed against him by the Punjab home department.

Advocate Rizwan Abbasi, who filed the petition, pleaded the court to neglect the detention of Lakhvi for being illegal and a violation of Islamabad High Court (IHC) order.

Earlier, IHC on March 13, 2015 declared the third time detention orders of Lakhvi as null and void – a day after which his detention was reordered by Punjab home department.

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Meanwhile, Lakhvi is among the seven people charged with intriguing and lending a hand in carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The rest of the six allegedly involved in those attacks currently are facing trial in Adiala Jail for their. These include: Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jamil Riaz, Younas Anjum, Jamil Ahmad, Mazhar Iqbal and Abdul Majid.

When the attacks took place, Lakhvi was believed to be the operational head of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) that has been accused by India of executing the attacks in Mumbai.

Lakhvi, beside Zarar Shah, was allegedly the major head behind forming the plan of the attack that left 166 people killed.

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