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Terrorist From 26/11 Mumbai Attack Released On Bail By Pakistani Court

On Thursday, Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, the LeT commander who played a part in one of the worst terror attacks to ever hit Mumbai, was released on bail.

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Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, who was charged with his involvement in the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks in which 166 people lost their lives, was granted bail on Thursday by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court.

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The Times of India reported that the court granted Lakhvi a bail of Rs.500,000 (Pakistani) on bond. They also reported that the The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor was against the release, but the bail was granted nonetheless.

According to NDTV, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander was named by Ajmal Kasab, the sole terrorist to be captured alive after the Mumbai attacks. Kasab, who was executed in 2012, confessed that he was brought into the conspiracy by "Zaki Chacha," implicating Lakhvi.

Lakhvi and six others filed bail applications on Wednesday, after the Taliban attacks on a school in Peshawar that left at least 141 people – including 132 children – dead, and at least 124 injured.

The Indian government stated that it is working alongside their agency in Pakistan to prepare a response to Lakhvi's release.

There are seven Pakistanis that are facing conviction in relation to the Mumbai terror attacks.

TOI reports the names of these men are LeT operations commander Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younas Anjum. They were all arrested in 2009 and have been charged with aiding, abetting, financing and participating in the execution of one of the biggest terror attacks Mumbai has ever seen.

Pakistan has also formally acknowledged that the planning of the attacks took place in Pakistan itself, according to TOI.

People have taken to Twitter to voice their opposition of Lakhvi being released on bail.

@SaraNaveed They did indeed :( Still not out of the shock of #Peshawar and they have released #Lakhvi. What are they thinking >.<

Narmada@NarmadaNakkaFollow

@SaraNaveed They did indeed :( Still not out of the shock of #Peshawar and they have released #Lakhvi. What are they thinking >.<</p>

5:23 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While giving bail to #Lakhvi , Pakistan should have considered that #LeT is the elder brother of #Tehrik-i-Taliban.

Haresh Ladva@ladvahareshFollow

While giving bail to #Lakhvi , Pakistan should have considered that #LeT is the elder brother of #Tehrik-i-Taliban.

5:22 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Indian Home Minister @BJPRajnathSingh says hope Pakistan govt will appeal in a higher court so that Zakiur Rehman #Lakhvi bail is cancelled

AbhishekPatniCNN-IBN@Abhishek_PatniFollow

Indian Home Minister @BJPRajnathSingh says hope Pakistan govt will appeal in a higher court so that Zakiur Rehman #Lakhvi bail is cancelled

5:21 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#Lakhvi the Mastermind behind 26/11 #mumbaiattacks gets bail by Pakistan court, Pak&#x27;s gift to India for standing by them in #PeshawarAttack

Sidharth Sharma@sidharth_4Follow

#Lakhvi the Mastermind behind 26/11 #mumbaiattacks gets bail by Pakistan court, Pak's gift to India for standing by them in #PeshawarAttack

5:21 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Enough has been lost. Whether years ago or three days ago. #Lakhvi should not be released on bail.

Ambreen Haider@ambreenhaider01Follow

Enough has been lost. Whether years ago or three days ago. #Lakhvi should not be released on bail.

5:20 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Pakistan has shown how much they care and what they stand for by releasing #Lakhvi a day after massacre of school children #PeshawarAttack

Anindya Ghosh@akghoshFollow

Pakistan has shown how much they care and what they stand for by releasing #Lakhvi a day after massacre of school children #PeshawarAttack

5:29 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bail to 26/11 accused Lakhavi is shocking n a setback to fight against terrorism.

Arvind Kejriwal@ArvindKejriwalFollow

Bail to 26/11 accused Lakhavi is shocking n a setback to fight against terrorism.

5:30 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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