Islamabad - The district administration of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) on Friday extended the detention of Mumbai attacks accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi for further one month.

According to sources, the administration has issued a notification in this regard under section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Ordinance (MPO). The alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, who was granted bail by an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on December 18 last year, was detained under the MPO at Adiala Jail. Later, the ATC had ordered his release after his post-arrest bail plea was accepted. The decision had drawn a sharp reaction from India. However, the federal government had extended his detention.

Lakhvi is among the seven persons charged with planning and helping carry out the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The six other men facing trial in Adiala Jail for their alleged involvement in Mumbai attacks are Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jamil Riaz, Younas Anjum, Jamil Ahmed, Mazhar Iqbal and Abdul Majid.

On December 30, 2014, the Islamabad High Court ordered the conditional release of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi on the condition that the accused submits a security bond worth Rs 1 million. On January 19, 2015, the ICT administration had extended detention of Lakhvi for one month in the Adiala Jail. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Mujahid Sher Dil had extended the detention of Lakhvi.

Earlier last month, Lakhvi had moved Islamabad High Court against the government decision regarding his protective custody. The Supreme Court of Pakistan on January 7 had nullified the IHC verdict regarding Lakhvi release.