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Davis' trial to be held in prison, court rules

February 22, 2011

Raymond Davis was arrested on January 27 after shooting dead two Pakistani motorcyclists. — Photo by Reuters

LAHORE: A court in Lahore, allowing the conducting of US national Raymond Davis's trial inside jail premises, issued a notice for February 25, DawnNews reported.

The Punjab government on Tuesday filed a request to hold Davis' trial in jail premises because of security concerns and keeping in view the sensitive nature of this double murder case.

Subsequently, Additional District and Sessions Judge Yousaf Ojla accepted the provincial government's request.

Moreover, the court directed that the upcoming hearing of February 25 will be held in the Kot Lakhpat prison.

Currently, Raymond Davis is being held on judicial remand in the Kot Lakhpat prison in the murder of two Pakistani nationals.