Photographers run past burning Taj Mahal Hotel during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. Credit: Reuters/Arko Datta
(Reuters) – Pakistan plans to appeal against a court decision to grant bail to a man accused of masterminding 2008 attacks in India’s financial capital that killed 166 people, prosecutors said on Friday.
The decision to grant bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi appeared to blindside the Pakistani government, drew quick condemnation from India and is likely to hinder attempts to patch up ties between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
“We are going to challenge the bail order of Lakhvi,” government prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar told Reuters. “We will go to Islamabad High Court on Monday to file the application.”
Lakhvi would not be able to leave the prison until then, he said, as he was being held under a law that allows short detentions…