Just two days after the heinous terror attack, which killed 132 school children and 10 staff members of the Army Public School in Peshawar, a Pakistani Court granted bail to 26/11 conspirator Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi on a personal bond of Rs 5 lakh. However, after India lodged a strong protest, Pakistan was forced to slap fresh charges against Lakhvi so that he remains in jail. Pakistan government also decided to appeal against his bail.
Lakhvi was the key conspirator in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks that claimed 166 lives. The Indian agencies as well as the American Government had provided strong evidences about the involvement of Lakhvi in the terror attack, but the Pakistani prosecution did not show interest to build a strong case against him.
Lakhvi, a senior commander of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, has been in a prison in Rawalpindi. Earlier, Pakistan had let off then LeT chief and JuD head Hafiz Saeed, who was the mastermind behind 26/11 attacks.