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India premier probe agency gets huge blow over Dane extradition case

07-01-2011 14:56 BJT

NEW DELHI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- India's premier probe agency has suffered a huge blow reportedly after the Danish High Court rejected on Thursday Denmark's decision to extradite Kim Davy, one of the key suspects in the Purulia arms drop case, on " humanitarian" grounds, according to local media reports Friday.

Indian Home Secretary G.K. Pillai told the media in the national capital Thursday that the country's government will appeal in the Danish Supreme Court.

Davy, now 49, is wanted by India for dropping AK-47 rifles, anti-tank grenades rocket launchers and 25,000 rounds of ammunition over Purulia district in the eastern state of West Bengal on the night of December 17, 1995.

India's Central Bureau of Investigation sought Davy's extradition from Denmark, claiming that the weapons were meant for a sect called Ananda Marg who wanted to revolt against West Bengal 's then left-wing government.

Though the Danish government had in April last year sanctioned Davy's extradition with a pre-condition that he would not be given the death penalty in India, Davy had challenged the decision in the High Court.

A five-judge bench rejected Davy's extradition over concerns about reports of overcrowded prisons, police torture and poor human rights records in India.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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