ATC grants Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi Bail
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is one of the main accused in the Mumbai attacks case, was granted bail on Thursday by an anti-terrrorism court.
He is said to be among the seven persons charged with planning and helping carry out the Mumbai attacks in 2008.
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. Lakhvi along with Zarar Shah was allegedly the key planner of the attack that killed 166 people.
The court has directed Lakhvi to pay surety bonds worth Rs500,000 before he can be released on bail.
Pakistan News: ATC grants Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi Bail
At the time of the attacks, Lakhvi was believed to be the operational head of the banned Laskhar-i-Taiba that has been accused by India of carrying out the attacks in India’s financial capital.
The acceptance of his bail plea came as Pakistan is mourning the deaths of school children and other victims of Tuesday’s Taliban massacre and New Delhi has made a visible effort to show solidarity with Islamabad.
In April this year, proceedings came to a virtual standstill as special judge of the ATC expressed his inability to conduct the trial of the seven suspects due to security reasons. This came following a terrorist attack on the district courts in Islamabad in the month of March.