US officials have admitted on American detained in Pakistan for the murder of two men was a CIA agent and a former employee of the private security firm Blackwater, now called Xe Services. Up until Monday, the Obama administration had insisted Raymond Davis was a diplomat who had acted in self defense. The arrest od Davis has sured relations between the United States and Pakistan, and revealed a web of covert US operations inside the country, part of a secret war run by the CIA. The Guardian of London first reported Davis`CIA link on Sunday and noted that many US news outlets knew about his connection to the CIA, but did not report on it at the request of US officials.
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.