Court: (FIA challenges Lakhvi’s bail in IHC)

January 2, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday challenged the bail granted to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The bail was challenged by the special prosecutor FIA Chaudhry Mohammad Azhar requesting the court to suspend the ATC’s order. He stated that there was sufficient evidence against the suspect in the case, however the trial court ignored it while granting him bail. The IHC will take up the bail matter on January 5.

On December 18, 2014, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted bail to Lakhvi, the commander of the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), who was allegedly involved in planning, financing and executing the attacks on the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai in 2008.

Soon after Lakhvi’s release by the ATC, the Islamabad administration had issued his detention orders under Section 3 of the Public Maintenance Order (3MPC). However, the IHC suspended it. The federal government then challenged the suspension of the detention orders in the Supreme Court.

Currently, Lakhvi is on a 14-day judicial remand in Adiala Jail in a six-year old kidnapping case. The case against Lakhvi was registered by the Golra police on December 29, 2014, on the complaint of one Mohammad Dawood.

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