Double murder-accused US diplomat was on a 'task' in Pakistan

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Lahore, Jan 30(ANI): The US diplomat charged with double murder in Lahore has told the Pakistani investigators that he was on a 'task' assigned to him.

On Thursday, three people were killed when US consulate worker Raymond Davis opened fire on motorcycle riders and hit another with his car in an attempt to escape from the scene at Mazang Chowk in Lahore.

Well-placed sources close to the police investigators revealed that 40-year-old Davis was virtually upset over the incident as the investigators questioned him in a pleasant atmosphere while serving him black coffee and delicious bakery products, The Nation reports.

"I told you that I was going to fulfil the task, assigned to me in my capacity. That's all," a highly placed source quoted the accused as having told the investigators.

Reportedly, the accused snubbed the investigators when they repeated the question where he was going and as to why he was carrying a loaded and sophisticated gun with him.

Crimes Investigation Agency (CIA) police chief Omar Virk said the accused was cooperating with the police.

"We are interrogating him. He has to respond to our queries and we will produce him before the court when his remand expired," he said.

However, Virk declined to comment on what Davis had confessed before them or what he had explained in his recorded statement.

"This is a high profile and sensitive issue and we cannot disclose anything at this stage. We are investigating," he maintained. (ANI)

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