Danish court rejects Kim Davy’s extradition plea

New Delhi, June 30: In a major blow to CBI’s efforts to bring the main accused of Purulia arms drop , Kim Davy, to India, a Danish High Court has today rejected his extradition plea, a CBI official said.

“The court has today (Thursday) rejected on human rights issues the Denmark government’s plea for his extradition to India,” said the official.

The court rejected the plea of the Denmark government despite Davy, on several occasions, admitting to his role in the arms dropping case in the Danish court and before the media, the official said.

The CBI said the high court verdict may not be final in the case. “There are chances of further appeal in the Supreme Court of Denmark. Generally, two weeks’ time is given for such appeal in the Danish legal system,” said the official.

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 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.