India terms bail for Lakhvi ‘unfortunate’

New Delhi, Dec 18:

India Thursday condemned and termed as “unfortunate” Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi getting bail from a Pakistani court.


“It is very unfortunate, and believe it should not have happened,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a press conference here.

On what India would do and whether evidence provided by it were good enough to hold the case tight, the minister said: “I believe whatever evidence India has given to Pakistan on Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi are more than enough to nail him.”

“The Pakistan government must appeal in higher court against it and get the bail cancelled,” he said.

The home minister said he would discuss the issue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj so that the case could be directly taken up with the Pakistani authorities.

“She (Sushma Swaraj) herself must have taken the required steps but I will discuss it with her,” Rajnath Singh said.

On the Peshawar terror attack, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed India’s message to the people of Pakistan.

“It was not only Pakistani people but Indians also have equally been hurt by the inhuman attack (on school children),” he said. (IANS)

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