Davy extradition plea rejected

Davy extradition plea rejected

Davy extradition plea rejected

After Davy’s extradition plea was rejected on grounds of alleged human right violations in Indian jails, the CBIon Th­ursday said “the grounds of jail conditions and human rights issues” on which the Danish High Court rejected his extradition, was “outside the pu­r­v­iew” of the investigation ag­ency.

The agency will appeal to the Danish Supreme Court against the court ruling which cited human rights grounds for denying extradition of Davy, wanted by India for air-dropping AK-47 rifles, anti-tank grenades, rocket launchers and over 25,000 rounds of ammunition over Purulia, West Bengal, in 1995. “There has been no adverse comments about the CBI’s investigation. Once the judgment is received, we will request the Ministry of Justice, Government of Denmark, through the Ministry of External Affairs, to appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court of Denmark,” the agency said.

 The CBI said it was convinced that accused Davy also known as Niels Holck, was the main conspirator and executor of the crime and will make all possible efforts to bring him to India to face trial. The Danish government had in October 2008, sanctioned Davy's extradition with two major pre-conditions that he would not be given death penalty in India and that if a local court sentenced him to prison, he would be allowed to serve his term in a Danish prison.

Davy had challenged his government’s decision in the Danish High Court. Davy’s arguments in the court have focused largely on the poor conditions of India’s prisons, and the country’s human rights record, the spokesman said.

Even as the CBI tried to put up a brave front, top sources in the agency admitted that the supervising officer and his team of sleuths had bung­led of several fronts. The so­urces said that supervising officer was a new entrant to the agency and had “absol­u­tely no understanding of the extent and magnitude of the co­nspiracy” that led to the ar­msdrop.











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