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Govt submits evidence against Lakhvi in detention case

Govt submits evidence against Lakhvi in detention case
Pakistan government on Wednesday submitted “strong evidence” against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in the High Court here during an in-camera hearing in the detention case of the Mumbai attack mastermind.

Lakhvi’s counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi protested the in-camera hearing saying, “the classified documents are available on the Internet and are just one click away from the reach of anyone and the government had wasted the time of the court.” 

He also argued that the government had no ‘legal grounds’ to detain his client under the Maintenance of Public Order. Notwithstanding Abbasi’s arguments, Islamabad High Court Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi held the in-camera proceedings and observed, “As the government has submitted classified evidence against Lakhvi, next hearing on Thursday will be held in open.”

A law officer on Tuesday told the Islamabad HC that the government had “strong evidence” against Lakhvi which could not be shared in open proceedings. He requested the court to hold in-camera proceedings so that the govt could present the classified evidence against the accused.
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