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CBI hopeful of Davy extradition

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, can file a supplementary chargesheet if its alleged mastermind, Kim Peter Davy alias Niels Christian Nielsen, makes fresh revelations

delhi Updated: Apr 15, 2010 01:19 IST
Abhishek Sharan

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, can file a supplementary chargesheet if its alleged mastermind, Kim Peter Davy alias Niels Christian Nielsen, makes fresh revelations.

Davy, arrested last Friday by Danish authorities, would be extradited to India soon, agency’s spokesperson Harsh Bhal said on Wednesday. Davy will be interrogated to find out several missing links in the case, including the identity of “the real end users of the arms and ammunition”, according to CBI’s dossier to Denmark and Interpol.

“In case, he (Davy) reveals any new information or detail about the Purulia case, a supplementary chargesheet will be filed,” said Bhal.

The case’s first chargesheet was filed in March 1996. A supplementary chargesheet, however, was filed in November 2004 when a key accused, Lalchand Parihar, was arrested.

“Those Bulgarian manufacturers were made to believe that this was a genuine transaction… that the arms and ammunition were meant for the Bangladesh army,” said Bhal.

Davy and co-accused British national Peter Bleach were initially asked to buy and supply 2,500 automatic assault rifles (AK-47), according to CBI.

The shipment dropped by Davy and his accomplices included 300 AK-47s, 100 anti-tank grenades and 10 Rocket Propelled Grenade launchers — all bought from a Bulgarian firm.

Retired major general Mohammed Shubid Ali Bhuiyan, then principal staff officer to Bangladesh Prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia, had authorised the purchase.