FIR against Davis
LHC refers petitioner to trial court
LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Wednesday, while disposing of a petition, directed the petitioner to approach a competent trial court for inclusion of provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act in the FIR registered against US national Raymond Davis, who killed two Pakistani citizens.
The chief justice held that the proper platform to file an application for changes in the FIR, insertion of provisions of the Anti-terrorism Act is a trial court. The court directed the petitioner to, file an application in the trial court for insertion of provision of the Anti-Terrorism Act in the FIR.
Advocate Rana Ilmuddin Ghazi had moved the petition, in which he submitted that Raymond Davis murdered two innocent citizens, and he does not deserve any leniency and should be tried under the anti-terrorism law. He said that Davis was not a diplomat and did not enjoy diplomatic immunity, therefore, he was not entitled to any concession. Ghazi said that extending immunity to the accused would be a violation of all international conventions.