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Denmark wants fresh move for Davy extradition

10:35 PM Jun 01, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

New Delhi : Talks between India and Denmark on expediting the extradition of prime accused in Purulia arms drop case Kim Davy to face trial here failed to make any headway on Thursday as the European country asked for a fresh proposal which will be examined by their justice department.

“The talks were held in a cordial manner and there was a discussion on extradition of Kim Davy,” Union Home Secretary R K Singh told reporters. However, sources in the delegation said the Indian side expressed their disappointment over sending a fresh proposal and conveyed that this would delay in bringing the accused to justice.

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It was conveyed that it took nine years for Denmark to decide on the earlier extradition request and the fresh proposal appeared to be a delaying tactics yet again.

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The visiting Danish delegation headed by Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Justice Ministry Jens Christian Bulow assured India that any fresh proposal might be expeditiously processed.

CBI reiterated its earlier offer asking them to hand over Davy to India so that he could stand a trial here and, if sentenced, can serve the prison term in Denmark, the sources said.

The Home Secretary also said there was a provision in the law whereby prisoners can be transferred to their country for serving the prison term.

The Indian delegation comprising officials from Home, Law and External Affairs Ministries and CBI was led by Special Secretary (Internal Secretary) in the Home Ministry S Jayaraman.

India has also made an option to try Davy in a special court within the Indian Embassy in Copenhagen. After a Denmark court had turned down the extradition plea and the authorities in Copenhagen refused to go in for appeal, India, in a bid to put pressure, scaled down its diplomatic relations with that country last year.

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