Denmark for reviving ties, India wants action

  • Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 27, 2014 10:40 IST

Citing its help in India getting an observer status at the Arctic council last year among other things, Denmark is pushing hard to defreeze the diplomatic ties with India. The ties had turned cold since August 2011 after Copenhagen refused to extradite Kim Davy, mastermind of Purulia arms drop case of 1995.

However, New Delhi wants Denmark to show its sincerity in “completing due process of law” on a second request for extraditing Davy before reviving the ties.

Denmark has been at the forefront in ending western isolation of Narendra Modi, one of the factors the European country is banking on to revive relations with India.

Denmark has maintained that Davy not being extradited to India was a judicial decision. But sources familiar with the development told HT that external affairs ministry is of the opinion that Copenhagen didn’t do what was within its right by refusing to contest its high court’s verdict against extraditing Davy in the country’s Supreme Court.

India wants the Denmark to show its commitment in the extradition case and follow all the legal steps in the matter.

“Calling it (court order against extradition) judicial decision is one thing, but the government didn’t even appeal against in Supreme Court. That position of Denmark government has to change,” said an official.

Though the two countries have diplomatic presence, there was a decision not to entertain Denmark on any other level, bringing the economic and political ties between the two countries to a nadir. Davy is accused of dropping arms, including AK-47 rifles and anti-tank grenades from a plane on the fields of Purulia in West Bengal on the night of December 17 in 1995.

Though there is no extradition treaty between the countries, Denmark had agreed to extradite Davy to India in April 2010. But Davy went to a city court against the extradition in November 2010 and won.

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