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India presses Denmark for Kim Davy's extradition

IANS  New Delhi, November 06, 2012
First Published: 19:02 IST(6/11/2012) | Last Updated: 19:09 IST(6/11/2012)

Denmark Tuesday assured India that it would undertake a techno-legal examination in the case of Purulia arms drop accused Kim Davy, and initiate discussions for his extradition on that basis.

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Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt met India's External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid on the margins of the Asia-Europe meeting in Vientiane, capital of Laos.

"During the meeting, the Denmark prime minister recognised that the developments regarding extradition of Kim Davy to India needed to be addressed," an official source said.

Khurshid stressed the need to move forward on this issue, he said.

The extradition of Kim Davy has become an irritant in bilateral ties. On December 17, 1995, an AN-26 aircraft dropped sophisticated arms, including AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition in West Bengal's Purulia district.

Davy, the prime accused in the case, managed to escape.

In April 2010, the Danish government agreed to extradite Davy, but he appealed against the decision in the city court which ruled against the extradition in November, 2010.

The Danish government then appealed against the city court's decision in the higher court. In June last year, the higher court upheld the city court order against extradition.

India has been asking Denmark to appeal the decision in the Supreme Court, but the Danish authorities have not responded positively.


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