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Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi released on LHC’s orders

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday dismissed the detention orders of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

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Lakhvi, who is one of the key accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case, is going to be released after LHC’s orders.

The court was attending a petition of Lakhvi challenging his fourth one-month detention ordered by the Okara DCO on March 14.

The Punjab government had formerly kept the view that Lakhvi has been detained based on ‘sensitive information’ given by intelligence agencies. Justice Anwarul Haq had asked the government’s counsel to submit records of the information to the court, which was also presented in the Islamabad High Court in the past based on which the IHC had issued order for Lakhvi’s bail.

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The court maintained the position that if this sensitive information was unswerving, the IHC would not have accepted Lakhvi’s bail. Therefore, the LHC asked Lakhvi’s release based on the insufficient sensitive information catered and directed the accused to pay Rs20 lacs in surety bonds to Adiala jail.

Meanwhile, Lakhvi is among the seven figures accused with conspiring and supporting carry out the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The rest of the accused facing trial in Adiala Jail for their alleged hand in Mumbai attacks are Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jamil Riaz, Younas Anjum, Jamil Ahmad, Mazhar Iqbal and Abdul Majid.

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