This Article is From May 19, 2011

CBI seeks Kim Davy's extradition, but with an expired warrant

CBI seeks Kim Davy's extradition, but with an expired warrant
New Delhi: India is expecting a favourable verdict from a Denmark High Court on the extradition of Purulia arms drop case prime accused Kim Davy. But in a major goof-up, the CBI officers landed in Copenhagen with an arrest warrant for Davy that had expired four months back. The mistake comes close on the heels of the most-wanted fugitives' list blooper. (Read: Most wanted list blooper - 'Fugitive' lives in Thane) 

The Danish High Court will hear the Kim Davy extradition case today and is expected to pronounce its verdict. But before that hearing began, Davy's lawyer pointed out that the arrest warrant had expired.

In a last minute scramble, the CBI somehow managed to get the right papers.

The CBI team reached Denmark on May 16 to assist local authorities in the case against Kim Davy and seek his extradition to India to face trial based on facts and evidence collected against him.

A five-member constitutional bench of the Denmark High Court is hearing the plea of the Denmark government which challenged a lower court order against the extradition of Davy to India.

The Kim Davy Case

  • Dec 17, 1995: Huge cache of arms dropped in Purulia
  • Dec 22, 1995: Aircraft that dropped arms identified, forced to land at Mumbai airport; Five Latvian crew arrested, key accused Kim Davy manages to escape
  • March 1996: CBI files chargesheet
  • 2000: Latvian crew pardoned, set free
  • May 16, 2011: CBI team in Copenhagen to seek Kim Davy's extradition, has 'clinching proof' against Davy
  • Kim Davy is wanted in five countries for terror acts (With PTI Inputs)