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Court bars Pak from booking Lakhvi in any case

Zakiur Rehman LakhviA Pakistani court has barred the government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind, in any other case without its permission after his counsel argued that false cases might be slapped against him to keep him in jail.

Islamabad High Court yesterday took up the plea of Lakhvi against his detention under a public security act and issued a notice to the government for a reply on Thursday.

Lakhvi’s counsel informed the court that the government was planning to register another case against his client like it did when he was granted bail in the Mumbai attacks case. Pakistan faced strong reaction from India following the bail order. Lakhvi and six others have been charged with planning and executing the Mumbai attacks in November, 2008 that left 166 people dead.

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