Data retrieved from Davis’ phones, GPS device

Published: February 25, 2011
Report prepared by FIA reveals the US citizen has also been to tribal areas. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Report prepared by FIA reveals the US citizen has also been to tribal areas. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Wing (CTW) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has submitted a report to the Punjab police on the data recovered from Raymond Davis’ cell phones and other devices seized from his possession, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Davis’ belongings, that included two cell phones, sim cards, a wireless set and a GPS device, were sent by the Punjab police to the interior ministry for detailed forensic analysis.

The GPS device revealed that Davis has been to Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and some tribal areas of the country. Investigators believe that the report will be helpful in the probe, particularly regarding anti-Pakistan activities and spying charges.

CTW also succeeded in retrieving deleted text messages, incoming/outgoing calls, contacts, audio/video recordings, photos, schedules and emails from Davis’ cell phones while the agency has also retrieved data regarding frequencies fed in the wireless set recovered from Davis’ possession. During forensic analysis, experts detected that apart from frequencies allotted by the US, frequencies of the police and some other agencies were also fed in the wireless set recovered from Davis, sources said.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Muhammad Aslam Tareen told The Express Tribune that he has not received the report yet.

“I am not able to comment before seeing the report,” he added.

The 300-page report also carries the ‘expert opinion’ of deputy director forensic CTW while the methods of retrieving the data have also been detailed. Sources said that the tools and technologies used to extract the evidences are admissible in a court of law.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2011.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: February 25, 2011

Due to a reporting error in an earlier version of this article, the GPS device was incorrectly stated as a GPRS device.

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Reader Comments (23)

  • Abdul-Mughis Rana
    Feb 25, 2011 - 10:45AM

    Now the friends of America must have realized how intelligent are our intelligence positively speaking!! Generally intelligence people as a policy keep their eyes and ears open but talk less, so keep the policy in practice especially with foreigners. Lets wait for more.Recommend

  • Asim Siddiqui
    Feb 25, 2011 - 11:24AM

    Perhaps you meant GPS, not GPRS. GPRS is an internet technology, GPS is a geo-mapping technology.Recommend

  • Irfan
    Feb 25, 2011 - 11:52AM

    I think ‘GPRS’ is to be read as ‘GPS’ (Global Positioning System).
    Where as GPRS (General Packet Radio Services), is a communication technique for mobile phonesRecommend

  • Irfan
    Feb 25, 2011 - 11:58AM

    I think GPRS in the article, is to be read as GPS (Global Positioning System) .
    GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) is a communication techniques for mobile phones.Recommend

  • TQ
    Feb 25, 2011 - 12:22PM

    That’s correct, It is GPS not GPRS, to be precise the GPS device used by Davis is Garmin GPS MAP 60CSXRecommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    Feb 25, 2011 - 12:50PM

    So our great Ally is actually a “snake” preparing to kill us.Recommend

  • SA
    Feb 25, 2011 - 12:51PM

    And some thought he was just a guy next door who killed Pakistani robbers in self defence!!!Recommend

  • Kazmis
    Feb 25, 2011 - 12:52PM

    It seems and encourage us that Pakistani are capable and even brave enough to face a big power like USA and its technology. I commend their boldness and courage to defend Pakistan.Recommend

  • Yousuf
    Feb 25, 2011 - 12:55PM

    ^ Epic Typo Fail… or does the writer of the article not know the difference between a GPRS and GPS?Recommend

  • Aqeel Ahmed Khan Sherwani
    Feb 25, 2011 - 1:15PM

    @irfan i agree with you, but they might have traced his locations from the cell phones he used to carry with him in any area.Recommend

  • Zakir Khan
    Feb 25, 2011 - 1:34PM

    For how long our ‘beghairat’ rulers will play with the people. They have done all they could but may be Allah has other plans now for them. Where are the liberals and analyst who used to sing their tunes, may be they are still trying to fool the people. Their time is over now.Recommend

  • The_Analyst
    Feb 25, 2011 - 2:31PM

    If TQ is right about the GPS used, then i must say it is very low level model and only for navigation purpose usually used by hobbyists not some pro’s like Davis.Recommend

  • maitre
    Feb 25, 2011 - 3:18PM

    The truth is out now and it refelected Americans’ double standard in inseminating chaoses and anarchy in this country to get hold of what they blamed or feared ‘Al Qaeda or the Taliban’ will do with the Pakistan Nuclear deterrent’. Raymond Davis’s cell phones, multiple murder and contacts with tribal areas people removed the wool over the eyes of many Pakistanis in the government as well as Americans well wishers like Fauzia Wahab and company who are time and again pleading for these dirty Americans who actually are conspiring against Pakistan’s integrity. The Pakistan government should stop issuing visas to the contracted spies of CIA and America and stop American Embassy’s extension in Islamabad. Instead, they should get hold of them, send them packing for as long as they are there they will continue drumming “War on Terror” obsolete beat. We don’t need them anymore. Closed all diplomatic as well as cultural doors on them.Recommend

  • Irfan
    Feb 25, 2011 - 3:21PM

    @Aqeel Ahmed Khan Sherwani: The location data is not recorded by mobile. It can be “triangulated” using data from the ‘service provider’ (Mobile Company) Recommend

  • Ajaz
    Feb 25, 2011 - 3:44PM

    In light of the above investigation techniques I think we have made a blunder by handing over Benazir Butto assisination case to Scotlandyard and UN.Recommend

  • majid islam rana
    Feb 25, 2011 - 4:36PM

    The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides reliable location and time information in all weather and at all times and anywhere on or near the Earth when and where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible by anyone with a GPS receiver.Recommend

  • pakbeg
    Feb 25, 2011 - 4:40PM

    we r just fools falling into this trap of our politicians
    y would he kill some people without any reason and
    that too a cia guy our politicians r hiding something
    for sure our military is part of this conspiracy most
    likely this is to divert our attention from price rise and up
    coming petrol hike which will ruin our country foreverRecommend

  • Aqeel Ahmed Khan Sherwani
    Feb 25, 2011 - 5:26PM

    @Irfan yes bro i know about it – i m a software engineer in a company who works in Mobile Software market. anyways thanks for letting others know :)Recommend

  • Mastishhk
    Feb 26, 2011 - 10:23AM

    Hahahahahahaha…Any Tech Savvy person can see through this story. Its a pathetic attempt to plant a story in the media to sway the opinion against Raymond Davis. GPS devices are very commonly used these days and i believe every 3rd car has a GPS installed. The story is not able to differentiate between a GPS and GPRS device. Better luck next time !!!!!Recommend

  • Feb 26, 2011 - 1:02PM

    Now we can expect something true from political arenas of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Jeddy
    Feb 26, 2011 - 2:18PM

    I suppose the world is holding its breath till all of this over.Recommend

  • Ismat Alavi
    Feb 26, 2011 - 4:17PM

    We should shut our doors on CIA and the Army of
    so called “American Diplomats”. Say no to American
    aid .Recommend

  • Feb 28, 2011 - 11:47AM

    MAn!!! I cant wait for local police to do an investigation in local police style, that should be real fun :)Recommend

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