Pak court rejects Davis’ plea for diplomatic immunity

March 3rd, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar 3(ANI): A Pakistani court hearing the trial of US official Raymond Davis in connection with a double-murder case, has rejected his plea for diplomatic immunity, and adjourned the case for further hearing on March 8.

The hearing of the case of double murder-accused CIA contractor Davis took place on Thursday (today) in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail due to security concerns, the Dawn reports.

The court rejected Davis’ plea, saying he had failed to produce any legitimate document proving that he enjoyed diplomatic immunity.

The court also issued notices to lawyers of the government and relatives of the victims- Faizan and Faheem- whom Davis had shot dead in Lahore on January 27, allegedly in self-defence.

US Consul General in Lahore, Cormela Conroy, was also present at the hearing in the Kot Lakhpat Jail.

The murder trial is the first of two legal cases involving Davis.

On March 14, a Lahore court will decide whether he enjoys diplomatic immunity- another contentious issue that has soured relations between the United States and Pakistan. (ANI)

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