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Indian fury over bailed attack suspect

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 01:19

Outrage in India after the accused mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks is released on bail in Pakistan. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Pakistan's decision to bail the man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks has unleashed outrage in India. These demonstrators from the hardline Shiv Sena party want Zaki-ur-Rehman Lahkvi handed over to India. Indian investigators say Lakhvi was the military chief of the militant group behind the attacks which killed 166 people. Indian politicians both in government and opposition are united in their condemnation. (SOUNDBITE)(English) SPOKESMAN FOR INDIAN'S OPPOSITION CONGRESS PARTY, ABHISHEK MANU SINGHVI, SAYING: "It reflects very poorly on the Pakistan executive, judiciary, legislative structure, and creates a Frankenstein monster which is bound to prey on the hand that feeds it." (SOUNDBITE)(English) KIREN RIJIJU, JUNIOR INTERIOR MINISTER, SAYING: "A terrorist is a terrorist, it cannot be a bad terrorist or a good terrorist." Lakhvi's release has also upset the Israeli embassy whose nationals were among those killed. (SOUNDBITE)(English) OHAD HORSANDI, SPOKESMAN FOR EMBASSY OF ISRAEL, SAYING: "This release is a setback in the war on terror, in the international efforts against terror in which Israel and India are both close partners." Lakhvi was bailed in December but rearrested under public order legislation after the Peshawar school massacre claimed by the Taliban. His lawyer says he's been freed again because of insufficient evidence against him.

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Indian fury over bailed attack suspect

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 01:19