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The News Minute | December 19, 2014 | 12:44 pm IST 

Less than a day after Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) top member Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an accused in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, was granted bail by a Pakistani court, Dawn has reported that Lakhvi has now been detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail. 

A government source told Dawn that the government has also decided to appeal in superior courts against Lakhvi's bail.

Reports of Lakhvi, who is believed to have been the operational head of LeT at the time of the attack that left 166 dead, getting bail drew sharp criticisms from several quaters all the more keeping in mind the recent massacre of over 130 students in the Peshawar attack by the Taliban. 

'The ATC had ordered the release of Lakhvi after his post-arrest bail plea was accepted and Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi had set Lakhvi’s bail at Rs1 million', states Dawn. 

Also read: LeT top member Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was treated as 'state guest and not a 'terrorist' in jail

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