Kim Peter Davy, the alleged kingpin of Purulia arms drop case, arrested by Denmark police on Friday, will be grilled on the source of funds for the cache. The arms and ammunition — worth $1,69,000 (over Rs 70 lakh) — were purchased from a Bulgarian supplier.
According to a CBI investigator assigned to the case, the “source of the money” spent by Davy and co-accused Peter Bleach to buy the arms and ammunition from the Bulgarian KAS Engineering Consortium Ltd and a sister company is “still unaccounted for”. Davy is likely to be extradited by July-end and will serve prison term in India if proven guilty.
Denmark is said to have asked India about the nature of punishment to be awarded to its national if convicted. The officer added that Davy could be the key to unravelling the roles and whereabouts of key absconding suspects that include a Chinese national.
Davy had met two persons of foreign origin, “Felix and the Chinese Waihong Mak” three months before arms-dropping. “The meeting occurred on September 29 in Bangkok, in which details of the conspiracy were discussed and finalised,” said the officer.
Other absconding accused, whose details might be known to Davy, include a Singaporean of Indian origin, Deepak Manikan alias Daya M. Anand, and Randy who have Interpol Red Corner notices pending against them. “Along with Davy, Deepak was inside the AN-26 from which the arms were dropped… It was Deepak who bought the parachutes from South Africa that were used to unload the cache,” says a CBI dossier given to the Interpol and Denmark.
Davy (49), whose real name is Niels Christian Nielsen, is wanted for masterminding the arms-dropping in Purulia, West Bengal on December 17, 1995.