- CNTV English - CCTV News

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

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program