Mumbai attack suspect Lakhvi released on bail in Pakistan

Jail officials in Rawalpindi said Mr Lakhvi was released on Friday morning.India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called the release "unfortunate and disappointing", Indian media reports say.Mr Lakhvi had been granted bail in December, but was kept in detention under public order legislation.That detention was declared void by the High Court, which ordered his release.Mr Lakhvi is one of seven men facing trial over the attacks, which left 166 people dead and damaged peace efforts between the two countries.The violence was blamed on militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group (LeT) which Mr Lakhvi was accused of heading.He was arrested by Pakistan on 7 December 2008, four days after he was named by Indian officials as one of the major suspects.A spokesman for Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a charity accused of links to LeT, said Mr Lakhvi was "free now and in a secure place"."We can't say exactly where is he at the moment for security reasons," the official told AFP.