Pakistan to appeal against bail given to LeT commander Lakhvi

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Islamabad, Dec 19: The Pakistani government on Thursday said it will appeal against the bail given to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi who is accused of plotting the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008. Over 160 people, including foreign nationals, were slaughtered in the deadly attack. [Pakistan's chacha who wanted to bleed India out on bail]

According to an NDTV report, Prosecutor of Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency Azhar Chaudhry said they would appeal against the bill and seek a stay order after receiving the order. [Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi-Hafiz Saeed combo to hit at Tehrik-e-Taliban]

Pak to appeal against Lakhvi's bail

Lakhvi was given bail by an anti-terror court in Islamabad which said that no evidence could be produced against him. Lakhvi was among the seven persons who were arrested in connection to the Mumbai attacks in 2009.

India protested the decision to grant bail to Lakhvi, terming it as "unfortunate". Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Islamabad didn't do enough even though New Delhi had provided it with adequate evidence.[Bail to Lakhvi a setback to 26/11 probe: Ujjwal Nikam]

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the move would only boost terrorists to indulge in henous crimes.

Lakhvi was granted bail a day after Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed who masterminded the 26/11 attacks threatened to attack India after blaming it to be responsible behind the ghastly killing of 132 children in an army school in Peshawar in Pakistan on Tuesday.

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