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Updated: August 21, 2013 18:57 IST

India to continue to insist on Kim Davy’s extradition

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The External Affairs ministry spokesperson affirmed that India will continue to insist the extradition of Kim Davy, the main accused in the 1995 Purulia armsdrop case. A TV GRAB
PTI The External Affairs ministry spokesperson affirmed that India will continue to insist the extradition of Kim Davy, the main accused in the 1995 Purulia armsdrop case. A TV GRAB

Notwithstanding Denmark’s refusal to extradite Kim Davy, India on Wednesday said it will continue to insist on the extradition of the main accused of Purulia arms drop case.

Asserting that Davy was a fugitive and should be brought to justice, spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said “Our efforts with government of Denmark have not yet been successful. We have a new Ambassador who has recently gone to Denmark.

“He is in the process of having his initial meetings and we will continue to insist on a way forward needs to be found on this issue.”

A Dane, Davy is accused of orchestrating the air-drop of a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 300 AK-47s, anti-tank grenades and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, from an AN-26 aircraft that he owned on the night of December 17, 1995 in West Bengal’s Purulia district.

The spokesperson also said, “We feel he should be brought to justice for self-professed role. He himself had said what his role was in Purulia arms dropping and if that is the role he needs to be brought to justice for that role.”

The issue of extradition of Davy, alias Niels Holck, has strained bilateral ties. In July 2012, India scaled down diplomatic contact with the Denmark after that country refused its extradition request.

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