Friday, February 25, 2011

Data retrieved from Davis’ phones, GPS device

The Express Tribune

LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Wing (CTW) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has submitted a report to the Punjab police on the data recovered from Raymond Davis’ cell phones and other devices seized from his possession, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Davis’ belongings, that included two cell phones, sim cards, a wireless set and a GPS device, were sent by the Punjab police to the interior ministry for detailed forensic analysis.

The GPS device revealed that Davis has been to Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and some tribal areas of the country. Investigators believe that the report will be helpful in the probe, particularly regarding anti-Pakistan activities and spying charges.

CTW also succeeded in retrieving deleted text messages, incoming/outgoing calls, contacts, audio/video recordings, photos, schedules and emails from Davis’ cell phones while the agency has also retrieved data regarding frequencies fed in the wireless set recovered from Davis’ possession. During forensic analysis, experts detected that apart from frequencies allotted by the US, frequencies of the police and some other agencies were also fed in the wireless set recovered from Davis, sources said.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Muhammad Aslam Tareen told The Express Tribune that he has not received the report yet.

“I am not able to comment before seeing the report,” he added.
The 300-page report also carries the ‘expert opinion’ of deputy director forensic CTW while the methods of retrieving the data have also been detailed. Sources said that the tools and technologies used to extract the evidences are admissible in a court of law.

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