NEW DELHI: Congress today strongly reacted to possible release of Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, saying that it appears that Pakistan is "not prepared to learn any lesson" even after the largescale killing of school children at the hands of terrorists there.
Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged that Lakhvi's case was that of lax prosecution and some even believe it was "collusive prosecution".
"Pakistan must realise that approach to terrorism cannot be selective ---one for India and the other for Pakistan," Singhvi said terming terror as a "Frankenstein monster".
A Pakistani court on December 18 had granted bail to Lakhvi, the LeT operations commander, sparking condemnation in India. The following day, Lakhvi was detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).
Islamabad High Court Judge Noorul Haq N Qureshi, while accepting Lakhvi's application challenging his detention under MPO, today suspended the government's order in this regard and directed him to submit a surety bond of Rs 1 million. The court also asked Lakhvi to ensure his presence in every hearing of the case.
Lakhvi is among the seven Pakistani nationals accused of planning and abetting the brazen terror attack in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 that left 166 dead, including foreigners.