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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Unconfirmed reports say Davis released

LAHORE: US national Raymond Davis, formally charged today in the court, has been released from Kot Lakhpath jail, counsel of the deceased claimed Wednesday.

Earlier today, Davis was formally chargesheeted by the trial court on the charges of twin murder in Lahore on December 27.

The hearing of the double murder case against CIA contractor took place at Kot Lakhpath jail.

Lawyer Asad Butt told media that the kin of two men killed by Davis were forced to accept blood money from US authorities, and that they were being pressurized to sign monetary compensation documents to pardon the shooter.

The claim about Davis’ release from the jail could not be confirmed as yet.

However, Punjab Law Minister said the CIA contractor was released on court orders after paying bloodmoney to heirs of the deceased. He did not elaborate further detail in this regard.

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