Indian investigators had submitted several hours of conversation with the team that mounted attack on 26/11 in an audio tape. He had conversed with the terrorists in India from the control room of Lashkar in Karachi. Another Lashkar activist Maharashtra born Zabiuddin Ansari who also extended help to the terrorists was being tried on the basis of the same audio tape. Based on the evidences produced by India and also gathered by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency, the former internal security czar of the President Asif Ali Zardari had admitted Lakhvi to be the mastermind of the 26/11 attack on Indian soil.
The audio tape was rendered useless due to Lakhvi refusing to provide his voice samples to the investigators. Thus, it could not be ascertained that the voice was that of Lakhvi. Ever since his arrest on 7th December 2008, there were ample evidences of his being provided special privileges within the high security Adiala jail, Rawalpindi. As per a report appearing on an online journal ProPublica, the Army Chief of Pakistan had refused the confiscation of Lakhvi’s cell phone, and consequently, he coordinated the operations of the group from inside the jail. Lakhvi used to meet Lashkar leaders, converse with top officials of Pakistani intelligence, and even fathered a son while in jail.