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CBI found no evidence of political involvement in Purulia case

delhi Updated: Apr 29, 2011 20:23 IST

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CBI on Friday dismissed claims of Purulia arms drop case accused Kim Davy that the clandestine work had the nod of "political forces" at the Centre to destabilise the then Left front government of West Bengal, saying no such evidence has been found during its probe.

"During the investigation by CBI in the Purulia Arms Dropping Case, no evidence whatsoever came to light that any Government agency helped Neils Holck alias Kim Davy in his crime by way of commission or omission...No evidence of any Indian politician helping him in his escape came to light," CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra said in a statement.

The official said, on the contrary, intelligence agencies helped the CBI in a big way to collect evidence against him and his co-accused persons.

"During the investigation, a laptop belonging to the accused was seized by CBI. It contains more than 50,000 pages wherein Kim Davy has given elaborate details about his plan and preparation of the crime. This is clinching evidence against him. Nowhere has he mentioned any thing about any likely help from any Indian official agency," she said.

The agency is making all efforts to bring him to India and face trial in a competent court here and Davy will have all the opportunity to put forth his version in the open court, the statement said.

"CBI has been able to establish in the court in India that crime committed by Kim Davy and other accused amounts to an act of terrorism. CBI has also been able to establish the same to the Danish Government. Kim Davy is attempting to portray this heinous crime as an act of self-defence to avoid his extradition," it read.

CBI had registered the case on December 28, 1995. An Interpol Red Corner Notice was issued against Kim Davy in 1996 in the request of the agency. Davy was traced in Copenhagen in Denmark.

"Sincere efforts have been made by CBI to extradite him (Davy), but as there is no Extradition Treaty between Indian and Denmark, the process has taken time.

"Due to persistent efforts by CBI and External Affairs Ministry, the Government of Denmark has been convinced about his role in offences committed in India and had agreed to extradite him. The matter is now in the Danish High Court," the agency said.