LAHORE - A Division Bench of the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the review petition filed by the prosecution to seek cancellation of the bail earlier granted by this court to Malik Muhammad Ishaq in the Sri Lankan team attack case of March 2009. The Bench of Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani and Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa found as time barred the plea the prosecution has moved to seek review of the July 7th decision of this court whereof Ishaq, an activist of the banned organisation, was admitted to bail in the said case. The prosecution inter alia had contended that in the bail granting order, the court had observed that no evidence existed against the accused which amounts to ending the case against him and others as well as trial of the whole case against all the accused persons. While dismissing the petition, the court ,however, noted that the case will be decided on merit. Pleading the matter for recalling the bail, the petitioner had pointed out to the court that sufficient video and audio evidence were available against the accused but the court failed to correctly examine the same. It further said the accused was involved in more than 40 cases and was a hardened criminal as such this fact should have been taken into account before the granting him bail. The prosecution alleged that the accused was mastermind of the offence. The respondent counsel on the other hand stated that no concrete evidence existed against his client to create his nexus with the alleged offence. After hearing the petitioners counsel the court ,however, did not find any point showing lacuna in the earlier order on the legal side and dismissed the review petition. The court maintained the original order. It may be recalled that the bus carrying Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked in the morning on March 2nd, 2009 at Liberty roundabout when it was on the way to the stadium to resume fourth day game of the test match against Pakistan. Six police men, including traffic warden, had lost their life encountering the terrorists and defeating their plan to hijack the bus with the 16 Sri Lankan players, driver and others therein. The prosecution on the basis of arrest and evidence had alleged that conspiracy to attack the team was prepared Ishaq who ,however, strongly pleaded the point that at that time he was in jail whereof his involvement in the alleged offence was impossible. He further said he has been exonerated in all the cases against him which shows he had never committed any illegal act and is a law abiding person. Malik Ishaq at present is detained under MPO in Multan.