ISLAMABAD While dismissing appeals of the government, Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Lahore High Court decision to release Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack. The federal and Punjab governments had challenged the release of Saeed by Lahore High Court last year. But the Supreme Court quashed the appeals, saying the government had failed to provide sufficient evidence against the accused. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk after observing the weaknesses in the governments stance in its order said, The appeals are dismissed. Other members of the bench included Justice Jawad S. Khawaja and Justice Rehmat Hussain Jafferi. AK Dogar, the counsel for Hafiz Saeed, said the court ruled Tuesday that the government had failed to produce any evidence that Saeed played a role in the attack that had killed 166 people. Dogar said the court found that there was no evidence linking Saeed to any terror groups. Pakistan had detained Saeed in December 2008 after a UN Security Council resolution to put him and his charity on the list of people and organisations supporting al-Qaeda. But the Lahore High Court released him last year on the grounds of insufficient evidence, prompting the government to appeal to the Supreme Court for his re-arrest. Our Monitoring Desk adds: Expressing disappointment over the dismissal of appeals challenging the release of Hafiz Saeed, India hoped that Islamabad will take a 'meaningful action to address its concerns, reported Times of India. There is a sense of disappointment. I am sure everybody in this country will share same sense of disappointment on this development especially when we regard Hafiz Saeed as one of the masterminds of the Mumbai attacks and he has openly urged jihad against India, Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said. Adding that enough evidence has been given to Pakistan, she said, Now since Pakistan has assured us that it will not allow its territory to be used against India, we hope Pakistan will be sensitive to our efforts and take meaningful action.