This Article is From May 26, 2011

Purulia arms drop case: CBI woos Kim Davy

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has assured Kim Davy, the main accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, that he will be given full security if he comes to India as part of extradition process.

CBI gave its commitment to the Danish High Court which is hearing the Davy extradition case that if Davy returns to India, they will make sure that he is "safe and secure" and that they "take the responsibility" for his safety.

Davy, however, raised concerns about him being victimised if he goes back saying that the case was based on conspiracy against the Communist government. The CBI then told the prosecutors that the Left government has been defeated in the recent elections and that it is safe for Davy to return under the Mamata Banerjee government.

To present a more humane angle of the prisons in India, the CBI team also presented paintings made by inmates in the court to convince them that Kim Davy could indeed be extradited.

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