US official Raymond Davis, in custody of Pakistani officials. – File Photo by Reuters

LAHORE: Assistant Superintendent Kot Lakhpat Jail and a prison constable were allegedly dismissed from their posts for providing facilities to US official Raymond Davis, who is detained for killing two Pakistani nationals, DawnNews reported.

According to sources, Naved Asghar posted as an assistant superintendent at the Kot Lakhpat prison allegedly tried to provide Davis with a universal serial bus (USB) memory stick with the help of a constable, Hafiz Hussain, posted in the high security zone of the Information Technology (IT) department of the prison.

The USB stick was recovered from Hussain when he was trying to enter high security cells. During investigation, he disclosed that Asghar had asked him to take the memory stick in the high security cells.

However, Asghar told officials during investigations that he had asked Hussain to take a print-out of the data of the USB stick, but he took it to the high security cells instead and did so of his own volition.

According to sources, senior officials dismissed both accused and handed investigation responsibilities to an intelligence organisation.



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