Lahore: The Punjab government today challenged the Lahore High Court's (LHC) release orders for Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the key accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks in Supreme Court.

The petition filed by the Punjab Home Department maintains that there was sufficient evidence against Lakhvi, but LHC's Justice Anwarul Haq had ignored it and ordered his release on April 10.

The petition requests that the LHC's decision to release Lakhvi be suspended with the top court, permitting to restore his detention under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

 The Punjab government had previously maintained that Lakhvi had been detained based on 'sensitive information,' provided by intelligence agencies.

Lakhvi had challenged his fourth one-month detention ordered by the Okara DCO on March 14, upon which the LHC had ordered his immediate release.