Danish court rejects Kim Davy’s extradition to India (Lead)June 30th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Danish High Court in Copenhagen Thursday rejected a plea for the extradition of Niels Holck alias Kim Davy to India in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said here.
“The court has today (Thursday) rejected on human rights issues the Denmark government’s plea for his extradition to India,” said the official.
The investigating agency said that they were waiting for a copy of the judgement.
“According to initial reports, the extradition has been denied on the grounds of jail conditions and human right issues, which is a subject outside the purview of the investigating agency,” said the official.
He said that once a copy of the judgment is received, the CBI will request the Danish government through the Indian government to appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court of Denmark.
“Generally, two weeks’ time is given for such appeal in the Danish legal system,” said the official.
“We are convinced that Kim Davy is the main conspirator and executor of this crime and we will make all possible efforts to bring him to justice,” said the official
The court rejected the plea of the Danish government despite Davy, on several occasions, admitting to his role in the arms dropping case in court and before the media, the official said.
Davy earlier alleged that the Indian intelligence agencies had a role in the arms drop.
He told mediapersons that the then central government led by prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao plotted the operation to destabilise the West Bengal government by arming locals in the Left-ruled state.
He claimed that India’s external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) planned the operation with the help of its British counterpart MI-5.
The Indian government had earlier sent a two-member team - a CBI officer and a lawyer - to Denmark seeking the extradition of Davy. He is the main accused in the dropping of a cache of arms in West Bengal’s Purulia district from an AN-26 aircraft Dec 17, 1995.
The case was registered by the CBI Dec 28, 1995, and an Interpol notice was issued against Davy in 1996.
Davy, who has been on the run since the incident, was traced to Copenhagen and arrested by the Danish authorities April 9.
If Davy is extradited, he may face trial in a court in Kolkata, the CBI official said.
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