Davis refuses to receive copy of challan

LAHORE: US citizen Raymond Davis has refused to receive copy of challan.Additional District and Sessions Judge Yousaf Ojla heard the case at Kot Lakhpat jail, as the court had ordered Davis’ trial in jail on the request of the Punjab Home Department, citing security concerns.During the course of hearing of case in the court Friday Raymond Davis stated he was official of US embassy and he enjoyed diplomatic immunity, therefore, the court should issue orders for his immediate release, say media reports.Raymond Davis refused to receive the copy of challan which was presented to him on the occasion.The court directed Raymond Davis that his counsel should appear before it on the next hearing on March 3. Raymond would also be indicted during next hearing.During the course of hearing in Kot Lakhpat jail, counsel general and family members of Fahim and Faizan killed by Davis were also present on the occasion.Additional Prosecutor General Abdul Samad appeared in the court on behalf of Punjab government.On the other hand Waseem brother of slain Fahim said he was going to close down the account which was opened for collecting donations as he had full trust on the court.According to the challan, Davis opened fire from inside his car at Fahim and Faizan and then, after coming out of his vehicle, shot Faizan twice on his back. They said the accused later took some pictures of the deceased and called someone through a wireless set to retrieve him.Before the hearing began, US Consul General in Lahore Carmela Conroy and other consulate officials met Davis in prison. Conroy also attended the trial.The murder trial is the first of two legal cases involving Davis. On March 14, a Lahore court will decide whether he enjoys diplomatic immunity- another contentious issue that has soured relations between the United States and Pakistan – Onlinenews