Davis’ release challenged in Lahore High Court

March 17th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar 17(ANI): The release of double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis has been challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Davis, who was arrested in Lahore for killing two Pakistani youths Faizan Haider and Faheem Shamshad on January 27, was released on Wednesday as the bereaved families pardoned him in return for blood-money worth 200 million rupees and US visas.

The petitioner indicated in his application that only legal heirs can get blood money, but the release of Davis is against the statement of Faheem’s wife, Shumaila, who committed suicide last month.

The petitioner requested the court to declare the release of Davis as illegal and unconstitutional, Samaa TV reported.

Earlier, Davis paid a fine worth 20,000 rupees in the case relating to possessing illegal weapons.

According to the ‘diyat’ agreement presented before the court, the families of the deceased have been paid blood money worth 200 million rupees, out of which Faizan’s mother received 33,333,333 rupees and Faizan’s widow got 25,000,000 rupees as compensation money.

Each brother of Faizan was paid 7,575,758 rupees and every sister got 3,787,000 rupees in blood money.

The father of the other deceased, Fahim, was given 11,111,111 rupees. Fahim’s brothers also received the same amount while his sisters got 5,555,556 rupees each. (ANI)

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