Purulia: CBI to visit Denmark to extradite Davy
Amidst accusations of playing a role in Purulia arms drop case, the government has now decided to send a two-member team comprising a CBI officer and a lawyer to Denmark seeking expedition of Kim Davy- a prime accused in the case.
New Delhi: Amidst accusations of playing a role in Purulia arms drop case, the government has now decided to send a two-member team comprising a CBI officer and a lawyer to Denmark seeking expedition of Kim Davy- a prime accused in the case.
"The team comprising a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer and a lawyer will leave for Denmark either on May 14 or May 16. It will go with all available evidence that substantiates Davy`s involvement in the crime," a senior government official was quoted as saying.
Davy, prime accused in the Purulia arms drop case, had claimed to a private TV channel that the then PV Narasimha Rao government had plotted the operation to destabilise the West Bengal government by arming locals in the state.
He had also claimed that India`s external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) planned the operation with the help of its British counterpart MI-5 on the Centre`s directions.
The Center had vehemently denied Davy`s claim, calling it "far-fetched" and a "tactic to complicate" the process of his extradition from Denmark.
Political analysts are of the view that there was no need for the Centre to take help from people like Davy to dismiss an elected dispensation as there were various other methods available to destabilise the state government.
A lower court in Denmark had ordered the extradition of Niels Christien Nielsen alias Kim Davy to India following which he approached the higher court in that country, challenging the lower court order.
Reports claim that by making such allegations against the Indian government, he wants to complicate the whole issue and wants to further delay his extradition to India.
The Denmark government wanted India to ensure that Davy would not be given death sentence if he is extradited, which was agreed to.
Earlier, CBI had claimed that it has "clinching" evidence against mastermind Kim Davy`s alleged "act of terror" and is making all efforts to bring him to India to face trial in the case.
With PTI inputs