LAHORE: Pakistani police on Friday rejected the self-defence plea made by a Raymond Davis who killed two men January 27, saying it was a case of clear murder. “The police investigation and forensic report show it was not self-defence,” Capital City Police Officer Lahore Aslam Tareen told a news conference. “His plea has been rejected by police investigators,” he said. “He gave no chance to them to survive. That is why we consider it was not self-defence. We have proof it was not self-defence. It was clear murder.”
Capital City Police Officer Lahore Aslam Tareen added that he cannot comment on the diplomatic status of Raymond and his job was just to investigate into the killing incident. A Pakistani court on Friday extended the American’s remand for another 14 days and police officer said one or two more reports were pending, before inquiries would be winded up and a report presented to court.
“It was cold-blooded murder. Eye witnesses have told police that he directly shot at them and he kept shooting even when one was running away. It was an intentional murder,” Aslam Tareen reiterated. He said no finger prints had been found on the triggers of the pistols found on the bodies of the two men and that tests showed the bullets remained in the magazine of their gun, and not the chamber. “It has been proved that Raymond Davis committed murder,” he said.
A police official previously told AFP that two pistols, magazine belts and four mobile phones, at least two of which they believe could have been stolen, were found on the bodies of the two dead Pakistanis. The officer described one of them as a street robber “wanted” in connection with three or four incidents and the other as his accomplice.
Tareen said Friday that police had requested access to a consulate vehicle that ran over and killed a third Pakistani man in an attempt to reach Raymond Davis “five times” to U.S. consulate in Lahore.
Input from Agencies