Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui

CIA Agent Davis had ‘close links’ with Terrorists: Report

In I Hate USA, Pakistan's Ideology on February 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

American official Raymond Davis , arrested in the Pakistani city of Lahore for gunning down two armed men, had “close links” with the Terrorists and was “instrumental” in recruiting youths for the militant group, a media report here said today.

The claim about his links to TTP was made to ‘The Express Tribune’ newspaper by unnamed police officials in Punjab province, a day after US media reported that Davis was working for the CIA as a security contractor.

The Lahore killings were a blessing in disguise for our security agencies who suspected that Davis was masterminding terrorist activities in Lahore and other parts of Punjab,” a senior official of Punjab Police was quoted as saying by the daily.

“His close ties with the TTP were revealed during the investigations… Davis was instrumental in recruiting young people from Punjab for the Taliban to fuel the bloody insurgency,” the official was quoted as saying.

Call records retrieved from mobile phones found on Davis had allegedly established his links with 33 Pakistanis, including 27 militants from the banned Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, sources were quoted as saying by the newspaper.

The report claimed Davis was “said to be working on a plan to give credence to the American notion that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are not safe.”

It added: “For this purpose, he was setting up a group of the Terrorists which would do his bidding.

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had cut a secret deal with the US in 2006 to allow clandestine CIA operations in Pakistan, the daily reported.

However, “the government and security agencies were surprised to know that Davis and some of his colleagues were involved in activities that were not spelt out in the agreement,” a source told the newspaper.

Davis’ job was to trace the links of the Taliban and al- Qaeda in different parts of Pakistan but instead investigators found that he had developed “close links” with the Taliban, the source claimed.

Investigators recovered 158 items from Davis, including a 9mm Glock pistol, 75 bullets, a GPS device, an infrared torch, a wireless set, two mobile phones, a digital camera, a survival kit, five ATM cards and Pakistani and US currency.

The camera had photographs of Pakistani defence installations.

Intelligence officials claimed these items proved that Davis was involved in “activities detrimental to Pakistan’s national interests.”

Source :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/davis-had-close-links-with-taliban-report/articleshow/7547235.cms

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