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The court said, however, that Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh should remain in custody in accommodation similar to that given to prison staff while another appeal is considered.
The top court's ruling comes after an international outcry erupted last year when a lower court acquitted the 47-year-old of murder and reduced his conviction to a lesser charge of kidnap -- overturning his death sentence and ordering his release after almost two decades in prison.
A three-judge bench led by Justice Mushir Alam on September 28 noted that till the next date of hearing, Omar Sheikh, Fahad Nasim Ahmed, Syed Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil shall not be released.