The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday reserved its verdict on petition of operational commander of Laskhar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi against his third time detention under maintenance of public order (MPO).

A single member bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi reserved the decision after hearing the arguments of both the sides and it would be announced in a couple of days.

In his petition, Lakhvi has challenged before the IHC his third time detention orders. His counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi Advocate contended before the court that the detention of his client for three months is illegal despite the fact that an anti-terrorism court of Islamabad had granted bail to him.

On the other hand, Advocate General for Islamabad Mian Abdur Rauf adopted before the court that the application is non-maintainable and requested the court to dismiss this application.

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is an alleged mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks of November 26, 2008. An ATC had granted post-arrest bail to Lakhvi against Rs 1 million surety bonds on December 18, 2014. Later, the federal government issued Lakhvi’s detention orders under section ‘3’ of the maintenance of public order (MPO) that were further extended on January 18 and February 18 for 30 days each.