RAWALPINDI Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Wednesday directed the jail authorities to release two persons already acquitted by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in a case of planning and executing the deadly suicide attack at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad in 2008. LHC judge Justice Hassan Raza Pasha directed the jail authorities to release Dr Muhammad Usman and Tehseen Ullah and declared their detention orders as illegal. The petitioners, Dr Usman and Tehseen Ullah moved the court against their detention orders and made Superintendent Adiala Jail and an additional magistrate Islamabad as respondents in the case. In their petition, they maintained that the Anti-Terrorism Court had already acquitted them in the case, therefore, their detention orders are illegal. Earlier, ATC judge, Malik Muhammad Akram Awan had acquitted both accused along with two other men who had been accused of planning and executing a deadly suicide attack on Marriott Hotel, Islamabad in 2008 that left at least 60 people dead. The judge had ordered their release because none of the 83 witnesses deposed against the accused and the prosecution had failed to produce any witness or evidence to prove allegations that the accused had launched the attack. Police had accused the four arrested men of facilitating Zakarullah, the suicide attacker, who had rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the hotel.