Petition seeks Davis be tried for forgery, murder

Published: February 8, 2011
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Pakistani police escort arrested US national Raymond Davis (C) to a court in Lahore. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistani police escort arrested US national Raymond Davis (C) to a court in Lahore. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court’s (LHC’s) chief justice on Monday sought replies from the federal and provincial governments on two petitions seeking the records of Raymond Davis and prosecuting him for double murder and for obtaining his visa under a fake name.

Copies of the petition were handed to a deputy attorney general and an assistant advocate general with directions to get the reply from the government by the next date of hearing, February 17.

The law officers assured the court that the order will be complied with.

Advocate Ilamudin Ghazi had moved the LHC to direct the federal government to produce a complete record of American citizen Raymond Davis accused of killing two men.

Ghazi submitted that Interior Minister Rehman Malik had said in the senate that he possessed the complete record of Davis. The petitioner requested the court to summon detailed record of Davis’s passport, weapon, recovered documents and foreign currency so that the purpose of his visit could be determined.

Barrister Iqbal Jafree, in another writ petition, prayed the court to direct the government to prosecute Davis for committing forgery by applying for his visa under a false name. He said as Davis got his visa under a false name his visa stood cancelled from the beginning.

He said immunity obtained fraudulently is invalid anywhere in the world.

He submitted that Davis used excessive force while gunning down two Pakistani men at Qurtaba Chowk on January 27 which shifted the burden on him. He says Davis deserves no special treatment and should be punished for killing and committing fraud. He said issuance of a passport with a false name by the US government is a tell tale sign for everyone.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Bilal
    Feb 8, 2011 - 11:58AM

    I Wish Davis gets the Death Punishment .. hanged till died completely…Recommend

  • Mohammad
    Feb 8, 2011 - 2:25PM

    A chance for US to restore a part of his lost dignity and moral authority…!Recommend

  • Ahmad Ali
    Feb 8, 2011 - 4:02PM

    The fact is that American Government provided him the fake passport with false name. He obtained Visa based on fake documents; and that Visa was not even a Diplomatic one. It is quite obvious they created another fake document to show that he holds diplomatic passport; and therefore is subject to Political Immunity; and hence be freed.

    He murdered two innocent citizens shooting on their back, which doesn’t qualify as self-defense as he claims. The unfortunate tragedy of victim’s wife committed suicide goes on to show that Pakistan Government is secretly working on his safe passage to US. Long live American Values of Freedom, Democracy and Justice. Recommend

  • naUm
    Feb 8, 2011 - 6:33PM

    This US thug/terrorist shd be hanged..Recommend

  • Aamir+Ali
    Feb 8, 2011 - 9:11PM

    how about a petition accusing Davis of arranging spot fixing for Pakistani players ?Recommend

  • kailash sethy
    Feb 8, 2011 - 10:09PM

    people are not realizing what they have become. So much hatred towards a country. Its not good for a normal human being prospective filled with so much anger and hatred in mind. Countries r not that bad as perceived to be.Recommend

  • Navaid
    Feb 8, 2011 - 11:31PM

    He should be punished as per laws of Pakistan CourtsRecommend

  • Shaikh Kalam
    Feb 9, 2011 - 4:50AM

    @ bilal, @ mohammed, @ nuam, @ macias
    Whatever happened to “innocent till proven guilty?” it’s embarrassing to see some in my country becoming so xenophobic so as to pre-judge guilt without proof being presented. That’s the court’s job. Could have agreed with naved if he had said “tried” by Pakistan courts instead of “punished” by Pakistan courts. Recommend

  • Normal US Joe
    Feb 9, 2011 - 5:48AM

    Here’s a trade, tel me if you like it. You get him and we get all our aid money back? Deal?Recommend

  • Shaikh Kalam
    Feb 9, 2011 - 5:57AM

    @ kailash,
    Couldn’t agree with you more. Anger and violence are clear cut signs that the person has lost the argument.Recommend

  • echos
    Feb 9, 2011 - 8:15AM

    Sure doesn’t look like a diplomat Recommend

  • Shuaib
    Feb 9, 2011 - 7:28PM

    Well, regardless of whether Raymond gets punished or not, at least the Americans learnt one lesson from this drama – never mess with Lahoris!Recommend

  • Aamir+Ali
    Feb 9, 2011 - 11:26PM

    @Shuaib

    Now if only terrorists would learn the same lesson.Recommend

  • Navaid
    Feb 10, 2011 - 7:01PM

    If Dr Aafia tried as per the rules and regulations of US and what happened to her in US everyone knows it. No one there in US have a soft corner for her bcoz she is innocent. i once again strongly recommend it that Raymond Davis should be punished so he become an example for other to do not commits and dare to do such thing in futureRecommend

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