Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi's detention extended for further 10 days

The detention order of the alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been extended for further 10 days by the Islamabad administration.

ANI| Updated: Jan 17, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

Karachi: The detention order of the alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been extended for further 10 days by the Islamabad administration.

According to Express Tribune, the administration extended the confining period till January 27 which was previously supposed to end by January 18, said an official.

Lakhvi was detained by the Islamabad administration on January 18 under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) after he was granted post-arrest bail by an Anti-terrorism Court (ATC).

An official close to the development said that the objective behind keeping Lakhvi behind bars is to prevent him from attending meetings or potentially regrouping.

According to sources in the administration, Lakhvi is being kept in detention due to pressure exerted by the Indian government.