Pakistan court sends 26/11 mastermind Lakvi to 14-day judicial custody

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Islamabad, Jan 1: Pakistan court on Thursday sent 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to 14-day custody in a six-year-old kidnapping case.

The case was lodged after Lakhvi got relief in the first detention order.

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

Lakhvi's judicial custody came after, the Pakistan government finally challenged the bail granted to 26/11 accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi on Thursday, in a move much-awaited by India.

Lakhvi's release had been contested on many occasions in the past few weeks, especially when the Islamabad High Court had approved his release earlier this week only to be remanded yet again on charges of abducting a man named Anwar six and a half years ago.

Also read: [Pakistan files an appeal against Lakhvi's bail in Supreme Court]

However, Lakhvi's counsel Advocate Rizwan Abbasi had contested against the allegations accusing pressure from India that led to the framing of 'baseless' FIRs. Prior to that, his release was ordered on December 18 by an anti-terror court in Pakistan, claiming that there was no evidence found against him in the Mumbai blast case.

In this case too, he was detained under a public order law, following massive uproar in India. Lakhvi too, had challenged the two-day physical remand in a kidnapping case in a district and sessions court in Islamabad on Wednesday.

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