WASHINGTON: The Pakistan Embassy in Washington has asked the United States (US) Department of Justice to follow up on its promise of conducting an inquiry into the Raymond Davis episode that took place in Lahore earlier this year.
While working as a CIA contractor in Pakistan, Davis shot two men dead in Lahore on January 27, saying they were trying to rob him.
Diplomatic sources told The Express Tribune that US officials had been reminded of their promise to investigate the incident, which had sent shockwaves through Pakistan as hundreds took to the streets to protest the killing of the alleged robbers.
The incident sparked a controversy over whether his status gave Davis diplomatic immunity, causing a standoff in US-Pakistan relations amid intense international media focus on the issue.
He was eventually freed on March 16 when victim’s families pardoned him in exchange for $2.34 million in compensation under Islamic law.
Davis was recently arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies on misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct after an altercation over a parking spot outside an Einstein Bagels at the Town Center in Highlands Ranch, according to a report in The Denver Post.
Davis was Saturday released after posting a $1,750 bond.