In­dia Step Closer to Kim Davy’s Ex­tra­di­tion

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics - Mad­hu­parna.Das @times­group.com

Kolkata: Six years af­ter a Dan­ish court re­fused to ex­tra­dite Niels Holck aka Kim Davy, the prime ac­cused in the 1995 Pu­ru­lia arms drop case, to In­dia, of­fi­cials are hope­ful of get­ting him in cus­tody with the Den­mark gov­ern­ment re­spond­ing “most pos­i­tively” to a fresh ex­tra­di­tion ap­peal.

For last two decades, In­dia has been try­ing hard to ex­tra­dite Davy, who is ac­cused of drop­ping unau­tho­rised arms, in­clud­ing hun­dreds of AK-47 ri­fles, anti-tank grenades, pis­tols, rocket launch­ers and thou­sands of rounds of am­mu­ni­tion, from an air­craft in Ben­gal’s Pu­ru­lia district 22 years ago. Now, the Den­mark gov­ern­ment is learnt to have writ­ten to the gov­ern­ment of In­dia and in­quired about the de­tails of the place where Davy, if ex­tra­dited, would be lodged in re­sponse to the lat­est ex­tra­di­tion re­quest made in De­cem­ber last year, of­fi­cials aware of the mat­ter said.

“This is the first time when this ex­tra­di­tion is­sue has taken a pos­i­tive turn,” said a se­nior of­fi­cial at the Cen­tral Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI).

“Two point clar­i­fi­ca­tions were de­manded by the Den­mark gov­ern­ment. This is mostly about the place of cus­tody. We have listed some sug­ges­tions and sent it to them,” the per­son said.

The Cen­tral Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion has al­ready re­verted to its Dan­ish coun­ter­part elab­o­rat­ing on its prob­a­ble ar­range­ments for Davy and some more sug­ges­tion for his cus­tody.

For last two decades, In­dia has been seek­ing ex­tra­di­tion of Davy, who is ac­cused of drop­ping il­le­gal arms in Ben­gal

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