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Purulia case: Accused claims political forces involved, govt rejects it

April 28, 2011 22:38 IST
The government on Thursday dismissed claim by Purulia arms drop case accused Kim Davy that the 1995 operation was carried out by the "political forces" at the Centre to destabilise the then Jyoti Basu government of West Bengal.

High-level government sources said Davy's claim is "far fetched" and a "tactic to complicate" the process of his extradition from Denmark. They said there was no need for the Centre to take help from people like Davy to dismiss an elected dispensation, as there were various other methods available to destabilise. "The then central government (Congress) had no intention to destabilise the Jyoti Basu government by arming people opposed to it," the sources said.

Davy, prime accused in Purulia arms drop case, claimed to the news channel Times Now that the then P V Narasimha Rao government had plotted the operation to destablise the West Bengal government by arming the locals in the state. He also claimed that India's external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing planned the operation with the help of its British counterpart MI-5 on directions.

"Of course there were Indians involved. There were political forces in the Centre. The central government approved the plan to arm the innocent people of Purulia. Not only the R&AW was informed of the arms drop months in advance by an external force, but it also approved of it in advance," Davy alleged

"The Indian authorities knew the flight plan, people on-board, the cargo, the drop zone. Everything was known and approved well in advance," he claimed from an undisclosed location.

Government sources rejected Davy's claim that Indian agencies were in the know of the Purulia arm, saying it is completely false. "Otherwise the central government would not have approached the Danish government for his extradition," they said.

A lower court in Denmark has ordered the extradition of Niels Christien Nielsen alias Kim Davy to India following which he approached the higher court in that country, challenging the lower court order.

Sources said that by making allegations against the Indian government he wants to complicate the whole issue and wants to further delay his extradition to India. The Denmark government wanted India to ensure that Davy would not be given death sentence if he was extradited, which was agreed to.

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