Skip to comments.Alleged Mastermind Of Mumbai Attacks That Left 166 Dead Leaves Pakistan Jail
Posted on 04/10/2015 10:44:48 AM PDT by blam
April 10, 2015
Indian leaders are strongly protesting a Pakistan court's Friday release of the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead.
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, 55, said to be the operations chief for Lashkar-e-Taibathe terror group blamed for the deadly attackswas released on a court order that he be free pending trial, his lawyer, Rizwan Abbasi,said.
As Lakhvi was freed from an Islamabad jail, an Indian envoy met the Pakistan foreign secretary in the city to protest his release, the Times of India reported.
The Indian envoy told Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry that Lakhvi's release has reinforced the perception that Pakistan has a dual policy on dealing with terrorists.
"Our high commissioner has registered our strong concerns with the foreign secretary of Pakistan at the release of a principal accused in the Mumbai terrorist attack of 2008," the external affairs ministry spokesperson said.
India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed India's frustration with the decision, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.
"India wants talks with Pakistan but the present development is unfortunate and disappointing," Singh told reporters in Lucknow, the capital of India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
On Thursday, when the court ordered Lakhvi's release for a second time, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said that the failure to effectively prosecute "known terrorists" is a "real security threat for India and the world.
U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said U.S. officials were "gravely concerned" about Lakhvi's release and considering what steps to take next to encourage Pakistan to bring the suspected terrorists to justice.
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Was this the Payoff to Obama for the weapons he released
this week to Pakey-stan?
Was this the guy on the phone giving out instructions?
He needs the Munich treatment. Like the Israelis did.
That was my first thought .
India protest at Pakistan bail for Mumbai attack suspect
India has formally protested to Pakistan over its decision to release on bail the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
India’s ambassador in Islamabad met Pakistan’s foreign secretary to “register our strong concerns” at the release of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a government official in Delhi said.
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