London, July 8: India's hopes for extradition of Purulia arms drop case accused Kim Davy were dashed on Thursday with Denmark's top law officer deciding not to file an appeal against the Danish High Court's refusal to extradite him.
“My decision means that the High Court (appeals court) verdict not to extradite Niels Holck (Kim Davy) stands,” Danish attorney general Joergen Steen Soerensen said in a statement in Copenhagen.
India had termed as “disappointing” the Denmark court's refusal to allow the extradition of Davy and strongly rejected the argument that prisoners are subjected to torture there.
Attorney General Soerensen said, “Both the lower court and the High Court have conceded that extradition to India would contravene the extradition law, which says that extradition cannot take place if there is a danger that a person, after being extradited, risks torture, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment.”
Davy was accused of masterminding the airdropping of tonnes of arms and ammunition into Purulia in 1995. CBI had been fighting for his extradition for many years.
New Delhi has lodged a strong protest with Denmark over the remarks made by Danish High Court about the human rights conditions in this country while rejecting plea to extradite Davy, saying such observations were unacceptable.
Sources in the Government said that the External Affairs ministry summoned the Charge d'Affaires on Monday and conveyed in no uncertain terms that such remarks about India's human rights records and prison conditions were unacceptable. PTI