Kolkata: Irked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Home Ministry’s failure to bring back Kim Davy,an accused in 1995 Purulia arms drop case, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday asked why he was not extradited when charges were proven.

During the hearing of a petition filed by Deepak Prahladka, a division bench headed by Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose questioned why Davy was not extradited and what were the obstacles being faced by the aforesaid Ministry and the investigating agency in extraditing him.

Justice Ghose has directed the Home Ministry and the CBI to file an affidavit and clear the matter within three weeks.

Petitioner Prahladka told the court that despite an extradition treaty with Denmark signed in 1997, Davy was not called back to India.

Replying to the petition, CBI advocates said that fearing torture during interrogation, the Denmark government was escaping itself from handing over Davy.

JPN/Bureau