Islamabad - A local court Thursday rejected Islamabad police plea seeking extension in the physical remand of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the operational commander of the banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and an alleged mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack, in an abduction case.

After rejecting police application, a duty magistrate sent Lakhvi to Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand.

Islamabad police produced Lakhvi before the court after the expiry of his two-day physical remand and pleaded the court to extend the physical remand for another five days.

However, the duty magistrate rejected the police application and directed the police to send the accused to Adiala jail on 14-day judicial remand.

The court directed the police to submit challan (charge sheet) against the accused on the next hearing. It further directed the police to present Lakhvi before the court on January 15 and deferred the proceedings of the matter.

Previously, the duty magistrate had handed over lakhvi to the Islamabad police on two-day physical remand in a kidnapping case.

Lakhvi was granted post-arrest bail by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) Islamabad on December 18, but the federal government extended Lakhvi’s detention for three months in Adiala jail under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday had suspended detention of Lakhvi and ordered his release.

Later, a first information report (FIR) was registered against Lakhvi at Golra Police Station Islamabad over alleged abduction of a man, Anwar Khan.

According to the FIR, Lakhvi was said to be involved in the abduction of a man named Anwar Khan six and half years ago.

The FIR was registered after a complainant Muhammad Dawood had filed a complaint at Golra police station Islamabad, saying that Lakhvi had abducted his brother-in-law to wage Jihad (sacred war) six and a half years ago.