Pak police says it has proof that US diplomat’s shooting was “clear murder”

February 11th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Feb 11(ANI): Double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis intentionally killed two Pakistani men in Lahore and the act was not committed in self-defence, Capital City Police Officer Lahore Aslam Tareen has said.

Washington maintains that the US official has diplomatic immunity and shot the two Pakistanis in “self-defence” last month, when they tried to rob him.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the CCPO said that the police had completed its investigation on the Davis case and submitted the interim challan to the court.

“The police investigation and forensic report show it was not self-defence,” Geo TV quoted Tareen, as telling the news conference.”His plea has been rejected by police investigators,” he said. “He gave no chance to them [the two killed men] to survive. That is why we consider it was not self-defence. We have proof it was not self-defence. It was clear murder.”

Tareen said that it was a cold-blooded act, and went on to add that he could not comment on the diplomatic status of the arrested US national, as his job was just to investigate into the killings, Dunya News reported.

Meanwhile, US media and diplomats in Pakistan have confirmed that the pictures and footage of Davis aired by the TV channel are real.

Earlier, the channel had received pictures taken from the camera of Raymond Davis and footage of the investigation made on the basis of these pictures.

The pictures have exposed the real face of the US official, the channel said, adding that it seemed Davis was not a diplomat, but a spy. Davis had also captured pictures of sensitive areas of Lahore from his camera.

The footage of Davis’ investigation shows him declining to answer different questions asked by the Pakistani interrogators. (ANI)

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