New Delhi/Kolkata: Denying any proof which could cement the link between any Indian politician with Purulia arms drop case accused Kim Davy, CBI on Friday dismissed the latter’s claim even as West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee demanded a judicial probe into the 'political conspiracy'.

The central investigation agency rejected claims of Davy that the clandestine work of arms being dropped in Purulia from a foreign plane in 1995 was carried out by ‘political forces’ at the Centre to destabilise the Left front Government of West Bengal which at that time was headed by Jyoti Basu.

The agency said it has ‘clinching’ evidence against alleged ‘act of terror’ by Davy, the mastermind, and is making all efforts to bring him to India to face trial in the case.

Davy had claimed to a private TV channel that the then PV Narasimha Rao government had plotted the operation to destabilise the West Bengal government by arming locals in the state.

He had also claimed that India's external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) planned the operation with the help of its British counterpart MI-5 on the Centre's directions.

High level Union government sources said on Thursday that Davy's claim is "far fetched" and a "tactic to complicate" the process of his extradition from Denmark since the CBI is making all out efforts to bring him back to India.

A lower court in Denmark has ordered the extradition of Niels Christien Nielsen alias Kim Davy to India following which he approached the higher court in that country, challenging the lower court order.

Buddha demands judicial probe

In Kolkata, Bhattacharjee came out with a statement asking the Centre to order a judicial probe.

Recalling the dropping of a huge cache of arms from a plane ‘meant for the Anandmargis’ in Purulia at midnight on December 17, 1995, the Chief Minister said, "An alert message from the Union Home Ministry reached the state home department a few days after the incident.

The Central alert of December 12 was dispatched to Kolkata from Delhi by ordinary mail in a very casual manner. No advance wireless message was sent to the state on an urgent basis considering the gravity of the situation. The mail reached after the armsdrop in Purulia," said Bhattacharjee.

He said the state government handed over responsibility of the inquiry to the CBI considering the gravity of the incident.

Left to use Purulia ‘conspiracy’ as election weapon

Left Front chairman Biman Bose, who also demanded a judicial inquiry, said the ruling combine will highlight the alleged Purulia armsdrop 'conspiracy' against its government as the main plank of its campaign in the remaining three phases of the assembly election.

In a statement, he said the district units had been asked to project the armsdrop 'conspiracy' angle in their areas where elections had not been held and also where they had been held.

"The arms were dropped for supplying to the Anandamargis to wage a violent movement against the CPI-M and the new expose revealed that the Centre was in the knowledge of the conspiracy as well as the Indian intelligence," Bose said.

Bose alleged that leaders of the ruling Congress at the Centre were "involved" in the anti-Left Front conspiracy at that time "and the purpose was to remove the democratically-elected Front government and impose President's rule in the state".

"Concerted attempts are still being made by internal and foreign forces to dislodge the Left Front government in West Bengal," he claimed.

(Agencies)