Danish court rejects Davy’s extradition to India

The plea to allow Davy's extradition was dismissed on the ground that he would risk 'torture or other inhuman treatment' in India.

hidden June 30, 2011 17:48:58 IST
Danish court rejects Davy’s extradition to India

New Delhi:  A High Court in Denmark rejected a plea today by the government there  to allow Danish citizen Kim Davy to be extradited to India to face trial for his alleged involvement in the sensational dropping of arms in Purulia in 1995.

The plea by the Danish government to allow 49-year-old Davy, who is also known as Niels Holck, was dismissed on the ground that he would risk "torture or other inhuman treatment" in India.

Danish court rejects Davys extradition to India

Kim Davy, accused in Purulia arms drop. Screengrab/iblive.com

A CBI spokesperson quoting initial reports from Denmark said the "plea has been denied on the grounds of jail conditions and human rights issues which is a subject outside the purview of the investigation agency."

The five-judge bench of Denmark High Court upheld the decision of a lower court which had rejected Danish government's move to allow CBI's request for extradition of Davy after getting a number of sovereign assurances from India including that no death penalty would be imposed on him and permission to serve imprisonment, if decided by court, in Denmark prisons.

The Danish government had appealed against the order of the lower court before the High Court which had reserved its decision.

The CBI spokesperson said the copy of the judgement was awaited.

"Once the judgement is received, the CBI will request the Ministry of Justice, Denmark government, through diplomatic channels, to appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court of Denmark," the spokesperson said.

PTI

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