Petition seeks action against judge who freed CIA contractor

A petition filed in a Pakistani court has sought action against the judge who freed CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who was arrested after he shot and killed two men in Lahore in January last year.

Lawyer Iqbal Jeffery, who filed the application in the Lahore High Court, claimed Additional Sessions Judge Yousuf Ojla had ignored several legal and Shariah aspects while deciding the case of Davis.

"Pakistan earned a bad name because of the judge's decision and legal action should be taken against him," he contended.

Davis was released in March last year after USD 2.3 million was paid as "blood money" to the families of the two Pakistani men he shot and killed in Mozang area of Lahore.
At the time, Davis claimed the two men had tried to loot him and he fired at them in self-defence.

The families of the two men insisted they were not criminals and that Davis killed them after the motorcycle they were riding hit his car.

The two men were reportedly working in some capacity for the Inter-Services Intelligence agency and were following him when the incident occurred.

Relations between the CIA and ISI broke down after the incident involving Davis and the Pakistani military forced the US to withdraw most of its intelligence personnel from the country.

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