Purulia arms dropping case: Govt to approve Davy's extradition
The Union cabinet on Thursday will consider a CBI proposal to extradite Davy as per the conditions laid down by the Danish government, reports Chetan Chauhan.india Updated: Apr 25, 2007 21:52 IST
Decks may be cleared for extradition of the key accused in Purulia arms dropping case Neil Holock Neilson alias Kim Davy.
The Union cabinet on Thursday will consider a proposal of the Central Bureau of Investigation to extradite Davy as per the conditions laid down by the Danish government.
The Danish government in April 2005 had prescribed primarily five conditions for extradition of Kim Davy located by CBI in Denmark in 2002. In October same year, the CBI request for his extradition was accepted but Danish government laid down conditions for his extradition.
The biggest stumbling blocks in his extradition was a condition of Danish government to repatriate Davy back to Denmark once convicted for the period of his imprisonment. The government agreed to the condition a few months ago and now Cabinet's approval is being sought to proceed for his extradition plea with the Danish government.
Danish government had also asked the Indian government to initiate proceedings against Davy only for Purulia arms dropping case in a regular court and expeditious trial in accordance with UN convention for civil and political rights. Another condition laid down was unrestricted access to him by officials of Danish Embassy and Consulate.
Davy was allegedly the mastermind in dropping arms and ammunition over Purulia on the night of December 17, 1995 from an AN-26 Aircraft. Although Davy managed to flee by bribing officials at Mumbai airport, six others including Peter Bleach of England and five Latvians were arrested. Their sentences were, however, remitted following diplomatic pressure.
Interrogation of the accused had revealed that Kim Davy was the mastermind behind the entire operation but had managed to flee.