Davy case: Court directs CBI to file affidavit

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 20:36

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday
directed the CBI to file an affidavit within three weeks
stating the steps it has taken to extradite Purulia armsdrop
case accused Kim Davy and two other Danish citizens.

Taking up a PIL, a division bench comprising Justices P C
Ghose and Soumen Sen, directed the CBI to file the affidavit
on steps taken for extradition of Davy, Peter Haestrup and
Brian Thune to India to face prosecution in a Kolkata court.

A Danish court recently refused to allow the extradition
of Davy to India on the ground that prisoners are subjected to
torture in India.

The bench, hearing another PIL by the same petitioner
Deepak Pralhadka, directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to
file an affidavit within three weeks as to what action it has
taken in ratifying the UN Convention against Torture 1984.

The petitioner claimed that though the Union government
has signed the Convention in 1997, it has failed to ratify the
same.

He alleged that this was the reason why the government
failed to secure extradition of Davy.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 20:36

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