The External Affairs Ministry said India has raised the issue bilaterally with members of UN Sanctions Committee and in case of China it was taken up at the 'highest level'.

At a meeting of UN Sanctions Committee, India had sought action against Pakistan for release of Lakhvi in the 26/11 trial in violation of a UN resolution but the Chinese representatives blocked the move on grounds that New Delhi did not provide sufficient information.

Sources said PM Modi has taken up the issue with Chinese leadership, adding except China, all other members in the Sanctions Committee supported India's stand.

"The government had taken up the issue of violation of the 1267 sanctions regime in respect of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. We also raised this bilaterally with the other members of the Committee. In the case of China, this matter has been taken up at the highest level," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 26/11 terror attack in which 166 people were killed, was released from a Pakistani jail in April.

The release of Lakhvi had also raised concerns in US, UK, Russia, France and Germany with Washington seeking his re-arrest.
Lakhvi and six others – Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum – have been charged with planning and executing the Mumbai attack in November, 2008.
A Pakistani court had on April 9 set free Lakhvi, a development which India said 'eroded' the value of assurances repeatedly conveyed to it by Pakistan on cross-border terrorism.

Latest News from India News Desk