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Davis case adjourned till 16th

March 08, 2011

LAHORE, March 8: A sessions court adjourned on Tuesday the hearing of the Raymond Davis double-murder case till March 16 after the counsel for the accused pointed out that the prosecution didn't provide them recovery memos pertaining to the case. “Though we had provided complete challan papers to the counsel for the accused on the last hearing, on Tuesday they sought recovery memos, the documents relating to the items recovered from the accused,” the Punjab additional prosecutor general (APG) told this reporter.

He said accordingly, the prosecution provided the required documents to the counsel soon after the court ordered them to do so. He said the prosecution team had also requested the court to charge the accused in the case but the judge adjourned the hearing till March 16.

Meanwhile, Davis' counsel Justice Zahid Husain Bukhari (retired) told Dawn that on the next hearing there would be a course of arguments among counsels, appearing on behalf of the complainants, the accused and the state, in connection with framing charges against the accused.

On the other hand, Ms Zohra Faizan, widow of deceased Faizan Haidar, has also engaged a lawyer, Bilal Nasir, who submitted a power of attorney (Wakalatnama) to the court.

Earlier, handcuffed Davis was produced in the court at Kot Lakhpat Jail under tight security.

Ms Carmella Conroy, US consulate's principal officer, arrived at the jail with two other consulate officials to observe the court proceedings. — Staff Reporter