New Delhi: Ahead of the Danish High Court’s verdict on extradition of Purulia arms drop case prime accused Kim Davy, a CBI team reached Denmark on Monday to assist the local authorities. The court will pronounce the judgment on Thursday.

Kim Davy has reportedly blamed RAW and some politicians in the arms drop case and thus tried to weaken India’s demand for extradition.

A senior CBI official said, “India does not have an extradition treaty with the Denmark Government but the High Court may allow the extradition once the probing agency presents strong evidence against him.”

Earlier, a lower court had allowed Kim’s extradition on the basis of evidence presented by the investigating agency. Kim had challenged the court decision in Denmark High Court.

Considering the gravity of the case, the High Court also constituted a five-member constitutional bench which is expected to pronounce its verdict on May 19, an official said. The case has been pending since 2001.

The CBI had registered the case on December 28, 1995 after sophisticated arms including AK-47 assault rifles, anti-tank grenades and other weapons were dropped from a foreign plane in the fields of Purulia in West Bengal.

After two days, accomplices of Kim Davy were arrested but he managed to escape. An Interpol Red Corner Notice was issued against Kim Davy in 1996 after the local court declared him a fugitive. He was spotted only in 2001 in Denmark after remaining missing for five years.

 

(JPN/Bureau)