Mass Murderer Lakhvi walks free in Pakistan

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Rawalpindi: 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.

“The law officer had submitted important information about Lakhvi, but the court did not accept this and declared the evidence unsatisfactory,” an official of LHC said.

Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq on the last hearing on April 7 had directed the government’s counsel to submit record of secret documents about activities of Lakhvi today.

Lakhvi had challenged the March 14 order of Punjab government’s District Coordination Officer, Okara to detain him for 30 days.

Lakhvi’s counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi argued that after the LHC’s earlier direction he had filed a representation before the Punjab home secretary against his “illegal” detention but the home secretary dismissed it and upheld the 30-day detention order issued by District Coordination Officer, Okara.

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