From Kim Davy to Chhota Rajan and Warren Anderson, India’s record in bringing back key accused in several cases has been mixed so far. Here’s a look at who came back and who got away. India has also sought to bring back businesman Ravi Sankaran in the Navy war room leak case; gangster Tiger Hanif in Gujarat blasts case and Bollywood music composer Nadeem Saifi in connection with the murder of T-Series industries owner Gulshan Kumar.
A trained electrician from Maharashtra and a Pakistan trained LeT operative, he was one of the seven who controlled 26/11 Mumbai attacks from a Karachi control room in 2008. He gave Hindi lessons to the 10 suicide attackers, including Ajmal Kasab, who killed over 165 people in around 60 hours.
The underworld don was deported to India from Indonesia on Nov 6 last year, 27 years after he fled following cases of murder, extortion and drug smuggling against him. He was brought back and taken in custody by CBI, which took over 71-odd cases registered against him by Maharashtra police.
CBI made two unsuccessful attempts to get Danish national Kim Davy alias Niels Holck, allegedly mastermind of the Dec 1995 Purulia arms drop case, extradited. A Danish HC rejected India’s first extradition request in 2011; current request assured no death penalty and option of serving any jail-term in a Denmark prison.
Modi left India for London five years ago, in May 2010. ED was probing 15 cases of forex violation against him and called him for questioning; he never turned up. Last August, ED sought issuance of an Interpol RCN on grounds of a NBW pending against him but the request is yet to be granted.
Deported from Portugal in Nov 2005, the former Dawood Ibrahim aide was then allegedly wanted by CBI, Mumbai police and Delhi police for offences related to March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Was brought back. Fingerprint records with Indian team finally helped convince Portuguese of his identity.
Then chairman and CEO of Union Carbide (UC) Corporation was arrested by MP police on Dec 7, 1984, four days after the Bhopal gas tragedy. Later granted bail, then allowed to leave India for the US after signing a Rs 25,000 bond. He never returned. American authorities turned down India’s extradition request in 2003.