The Centre on Saturday said that during the CBI's probe into the Purulia arms-drop case, “no evidence whatsoever came to light that any government agency helped Niels Christian Nielson alias Kim Davy in his crime by way of commission or omission.”
“On the contrary, intelligence agencies helped the CBI in a big way to collect evidence against him and his co-accused. No evidence of any Indian politician helping him in his escape came to light,” a clarification issued by the Home Ministry said.
It said that during the investigation, the CBI seized a laptop belonging to Davy, which contained more than 50,000 pages wherein the accused had given elaborate details about his plan and preparation for the crime.
“This is clinching evidence against him. Nowhere has anything been mentioned about any likely help from any Indian official agency,” the clarification said.
‘Act of terrorism'
Pointing out that the CBI was making all efforts to bring Davy to India to face trial in a competent court, the Ministry said the agency had been able to establish in court that the crime amounted to an act of terrorism.
“The CBI has also been able to establish the same to the Danish Government. Kim Davy is attempting to portray this heinous crime as an act of self-defence to avoid his extradition,” it said.
The case was registered by the CBI on December 28, 1995, and a Red Corner Notice was issued against Davy in 1996.
With the help of Interpol, he was traced in Copenhagen.
“Sincere efforts have been made by the CBI to extradite him, but as there is no Extradition Treaty between India and Denmark, the process has taken time. Due to persistent efforts by the CBI and the Ministry of External Affairs, the Government of Denmark has been convinced about his role in offences committed in India and had agreed to extradite him. The matter is now in the Danish High Court,” the clarification said.