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Petition seeks ISI probe against Davis

An application filed in a Pakistani court has sought a probe by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency against US official Raymond Davis, arrested last month for shooting and killing two men.

world Updated: Feb 20, 2011 13:46 IST

An application filed in a Pakistani court has sought a probe by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency against US official Raymond Davis, arrested last month for shooting and killing two men.

The application filed in the Lahore High Court on Saturday by lawyer Rana Ilamuddin Ghazi was clubbed with a petition asking the court to direct authorities to submit all records related to Davis.

Ghazi also claimed that Davis was spending his days in detention as a "guest" because two barracks equipped with special facilities had been set aside for him in Kot Lakhpat Jail.

He claimed the prison was located far from Lahore and this could help Davis in "fleeing from the jail".

He alleged that the US wanted his early release as it feared he would reveal secrets about their missions in Pakistan and drone attacks.

Ghazi further claimed that the US could launch an operation to release Davis as there were several instances when America took such action against the "sovereignty of different countries".

The US could try to forcefully get him released or kill him.

He contended that it was necessary to hand over Davis to the ISI so that no one could kidnap him.

He also asked the court to pass orders to shift Davis from Kot Lakhpat Jail to Lahore Fort.

Another application filed in the Lahore High Court asked it to direct authorities to submit all certified copies of diplomatic records regarding Davis.

The application was filed by lawyer Iqbal Jafree in a pending case asking the court to direct the government not to hand over Davis to the US.

Though the High Court had restrained the government from shifting Davis out of its jurisdiction, efforts were underway to "frustrate the order of the court by manipulation and tampering of records," Jafree claimed.