Islamabad: One of India's most wanted man, LeT operations commander and a key planner of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi led a luxurious life and even fathered a child while he remained in the confines of high-security Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, reports said on Friday.
Lakhvi, who was granted bail by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan, is said to have been repeatedly going put of his prison and meeting his family members and closed ones.
Abu Jundal, a top LeT commander and one of the masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, now in NIA custody, had reportedly told the interrogators that Lakhvi frequently used to visit his family and had fathered a child while he was locked in jail.
The UN-designated terrorist was called upon by many terrorists to seek advice while he was in jail, reports further said.
The Pakistani court on Thursday directed Lakhvi, among the seven people charged with planning and helping to carry out the Nov 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attack which left at least 166 people dead, to pay surety bonds worth Pakistani Rs.500,000 before he can be released on bail.
Lakhvi's bail has irked India with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh terming the move as 'unfortunate'.
The irony of it was that the decision came a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that there was 'no good Taliban and bad Taliban'. He had also vowed to rid the region of terror.
Sharif's strong reaction came after Pakistani Taliban slaughtered more than 140 people in an Army Public School in Peshawar on Tuesday, with more than 130 of them being children.
The Pakistani PM had also pledged to announce a "national plan" to tackle terrorism within a week.
Lakhvi is accused to have organised training camps to train terrorists to carry out the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
He was arrested on December 7, 2008 by Pakistani armed forces in a raid on an LeT training camp near Muzafarabad in Pakistani Kashmir.
The LeT commander was charged in 2009 November by the anti-terrorism court, along with six other suspects for planning and helping to execute the 26/11 attacks.