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Pakistan Court Extends Detention Of Alleged Mastermind Of Mumbai Attacks


A Pakistani court has sent the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to jail for a further two weeks.

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the chief of the banned Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), was granted bail on December 18 by an antiterrorism court.

But authorities later detained him under a public order law, which was suspended by the Islamabad High Court on December 29.

Police told a lower court on December 30 that Lakhvi was accused in the kidnapping of a man six years ago, with the judge granting police his custody for two days to investigate.

The same court on January 1 sent him for a further two weeks to Rawalpindi's Adiala jail, according to his defense lawyer, Rizwan Abbasi.

Based on reporting by AFP and NDTV
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