Lakhvi’s release unfortunate, disappointing: Rajnath Singh

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Lucknow: Voicing concern over the release of top Lashkar leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India wants talks with Pakistan but the release of the Mumbai attack mastermind is an “unfortunate and disappointing” development.

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind, walked out of Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Friday.The Lahore High court had ordered government of Pakistan to immediately release Lakhvi from detention on Thursday.

Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq of Lahore High Court suspended the detention of 55-year-old Lakhvi under Maintenance of Public Order after the government failed to present sensitive records against him in the court. The judge ordered Lakhvi to submit two surety bonds worth Rs 1 million each for his release.

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