Mumbai attacks ‘mastermind’ bailed

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Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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The suspected Pakistani mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks has left a jail near Islamabad following a court order that he be set free pending trial, a lawyer said.

Rizwan Abbasi said his client, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, was out of detention and described it as a “triumph for law and justice”.

A Pakistani court first ordered Lakhvi’s release on March 13 but he remained in detention amid mounting pressure on Pakistan to more actively confront Islamic militants.

He was ordered released for a second time on Thursday.

Lakhvi, who was first granted bail last December, is one of seven suspects on trial in Pakistan in connection with the attacks in India that killed 166 people. He was arrested in 2009.

Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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