ISLAMABAD- Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has challenged his two-day physical remand in a kidnapping case in a district and sessions court in Islamabad.

Earlier on Tuesday, a local court in Islamabad had remanded Lakhvi in police custody for two days in a kidnapping case, a day after the Islamabad High Court court approved his release.

The remand came in the wake of a second First Information Report (FIR) lodged against the alleged mastermind at the Golra Police Station in Islamabad. According to the First Information Report (FIR), Lakhvi was said to be involved in the abduction of a man named Anwar six and a half years ago.

On Wednesday Lakhvi was brought to court in strict security, surrounded by police commandos and Rangers personnel. Lakhvi's counsel Advocate Rizwan Abbasi petitioned to the court today. The application presented the stance that a false FIR had been registered against his client, due to pressure from India, adding that there was no basis on which the case had been lodged.

Police official Mohammad Arshad told the court that Lakhvi was accused of kidnapping a man six years ago. The counsel for Lakhvi, Raja Rizwan Abbasi, argued that police had filed a fake kidnapping case against his client. The court gave authorities some time to submit their response and adjourned the matter for some time. A court had granted Lakhvi bail on December 18, drawing an angry response from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

After that ruling, authorities had detained him under a public order law. But on Monday, a judge had suspended his detention and set bail terms.