Purulia arms drop: Talks on Kim Davy's trial to be held today

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 07, 2013 05:21 hrs

New Delhi: After months of diplomatic pressure, Denmark has sent a high-level delegation to hold talks with India Thursday to find ways to extradite prime accused in Purulia arms drop case Kim Davy to face trial here.

A 6-member Danish team led by Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Justice Ministry Jens Christian Bulow will hold talks with the Indian team headed by Special Secretary (Internal Secretary) in the Home Ministry S Jayaraman and explore options to bring back Davy to face trial in court in the 18 year-old case.

Official sources said the two sides will also explore the possibility of Davy facing trial in India and spending his prison term in Denmark, if convicted, and also the option to try him in a special court within the Indian Embassy in Copenhagen.

The Union Home Secretary had discussed Davy's extradition with Indian Ambassador to Denmark Ashok Attri in September, 2012 and asked him to push for it.

The Indian team will comprise officials from CBI, which had probed the case, the Ministries of External Affairs and Law while the Danish team will have officials from that country's criminal enforcement division and the Ambassador to India.

To put pressure on Denmark, India had scaled down its diplomatic relations with that country last year after it refused to appeal in the Supreme Court against a high court order which gave relief to Davy and refused to extradite him.

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