NEW DELHI: Upset over Denmark's refusal to facilitate Kim Davy's extradition to India, the government has decided to scale diplomatic ties with the country.
This decision comes after Danish authorities refused to appeal in their apex court against a lower court's decision that Kim Davy, wanted in the Purulia arms drop case, would not be extradited to India.
Official sources said the Danish authorities decided not to appeal despite efforts by Indian agencies to convince them.
Initially, Denmark had accepted India's request for Davy's extradition but it was challenged by him in a Copenhagen court, which rejected it.
The decision was challenged by Danish authorities in the high court, which also rejected their plea citing poor prison conditions and human rights issues in India.
The Danish legal authorities then decided not to pursue the matter further and refused to file an appeal.
On June 30, the Eastern High Court in Copenhagen rejected the the Danish government's plea to extradite Davy and refused to hand him over to the CBI. In its judgment, the court cited India's failure to ratify the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and singled out alleged degrading treatment in jails and widespread human rights violations.
The case relates to the December 17, 1995, dropping of arms by an AN-26 aircraft in Purulia. The consignment had hundreds of AK-47 rifles, pistols, anti-tank grenades, rocket launchers and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
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