The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which went to Copenhagen to assist the authorities there in the extradition proceedings of Kim Davy, the main accused in Purulia arms drop case, has returned here.
CBI sources said that if Mr. Davy was extradited to India, he would get a fair trial during which he would be free to unravel all the details about the conspiracy and his mysterious escape from the Mumbai airport in December 1995.
The sources said the CBI was willing to probe the mysterious escape of Mr. Davy which, he alleged, was masterminded with the help of a politician. “Kim Davy should provide details about him during his trial before Indian courts after his extradition from Denmark,” they said.
“The details about the escape can only be provided by Kim Davy. Let him come to India and say in court whatever he is claiming through media interviews. Once he gives his statement in court, we are ready to probe every possible lead provided by him,” CBI officials said here on Thursday.
A five-judge Bench of the Danish High Court, first to be constituted since 1957, has concluded the hearing in the extradition case of Mr. Davy. The Bench is likely to pronounce its decision in the case before their summer vacation which begin in July.
Describing the claims of the main accused as a “diversionary” tactics to deflect the attention from the core issue of his extradition, sources in the agency said the Danish court was not looking at the “conspiracy” or the “criminality” in the case as that part would be decided by Indian courts during trial.
“The Danish court is only looking at the issue of his extradition to India. The Indian government has already given two major assurances — one, Kim Davy will not be given any death penalty and second, if proven guilty, he will serve sentence in a Danish prison. He has to be extradited only for standing trial before an Indian court,” according to a CBI official.
The CBI, which is not a party to the extradition case, sent a team of officials to assist the Danish prosecution with facts and evidence about the court system in India, the fairness and independence of the judiciary system and the media.