NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – Late Thursday, Lahore High Court suspended the arrest of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and ordered his immediate release, a source in Pakistani Lahore High Court (LHC) said.
The source in the court told the Nation, a Lahore-based newspaper:
"The government is left with no other "legal option" but to release his client after the LHC suspended his detention. Neither the government nor the Adiala Jail authorities can violate the court's order this time."
The source added that the court had been provided evidence against the suspect, but it was considered insufficient.
Lakhvi had been granted bail in December, but was kept in prison.
In mid-March, the Islamabad High court ordered the release of Lakhvi, saying he was being kept in custody illegally. The court was forced to reconsider the decision under public pressure, as an outraged India summoned the Pakistani High Commissioner.
Lakhvi was detained by Pakistan in December 2008 and was indicted along with six others accused of planning, financing and executing a series of terror attacks in Mumbai in November 2008. The attacks killed at least 166 people.
Lakhvi is allegedly a senior head of Lashkar-e-Taiba group, one of the largest terror organizations in South Asia.