Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. (File picture)Reuters File

Reacting to Islamabad High Court's order to release 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in India said that it was Pakistan's responsibility to make sure that Lakhvi was not freed.

The MHA added that Pakistan should realise that there are no good or bad terrorists, reports NDTV.

Earlier on Friday, the Islamabad High Court declared the detention orders of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, as illegal and ordered his immediate release, a media report said.

Justice Noorul Haq accepted Lahvi's appeal filed against his third time detention orders and ordered his release, Dawn online reported.

Lakhvi, along with six other suspects, was in detention since February 2009. He is accused of being the mastermind of the November 2008 Mumbai attack in which 166 people were killed.

The Pakistani government took Lakhvi and other suspects into custody in February 2009 over charges of "facilitating" the attack. A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Lakhvi and the six other alleged abettors in 2009, the report added.

(With IANS inputs)