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Lahore HC rejects Lakhvi’s Petition over Detention Order

Zakiur-Rehman LakhviThe Lahore High Court (LHC) in Pakistan on Friday rejected 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s petition challenging the detention order against him. Lakhvi had filed a petition with the Lahore High Court challenging the detention order passed against him by the Punjab home department, Dawn online reported.

The petition filed earlier through advocate Rizwan Abbasi prayed to the court to set aside the detention of Lakhvi describing it as illegal and a violation of Islamabad High Court (IHC) order. On March 13, 2015, the detention order on Lakhvi for the third time was declared void by the IHC — a day after which the Punjab home department reordered his detention.

Lakhvi is among the seven persons charged with planning and helping carry out the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The six other men facing trial in Adiala Jail for their alleged involvement in Mumbai attacks are Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jamil Riaz, Younas Anjum, Jamil Ahmed, Mazhar Iqbal and Abdul Majid.

At the time of the attacks, Lakhvi was believed to be the operational head of the banned Laskhar-i-Taiba (LeT) that has been accused by India of carrying out the attacks in India’s financial capital. Lakhvi, along with Zarar Shah, was allegedly the key planner of the attack that killed 166 people. (IANS)

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