10/01/2017 6:31 PM IST | Updated 10/01/2017 6:40 PM IST

PM Modi Urges Denmark To Extradite Kim Davy, Accused In Purulia Arms Drop Case

The Danish Minister assured that the Denmark Government had been apprised of the matter.

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AHMEDABAD -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on Denmark to extend its full cooperation into key Purulia arms drop case accused Kim Davy's extradition.

The Prime Minister raised the issue with Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate Change Lars Christian Lilleholt, on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat event.

The Danish Minister assured that the Denmark Government had been apprised of the matter.

Last year in December, India has sent a fresh request to Denmark seeking extradition of the alleged gunrunner, also known as Neils Holck, after a High Court in Denmark turned down the extradition request.

The Denmark government had reportedly accepted India's request for extraditing Davy, who was but he then challenged the proceedings in a city court in Copenhagen, which rejected the request.

The case pertains to illegal dropping of AK-47 in the nights of 17 December, 1995 from an Antonov An-26 military aircraft over the district of Purulia in West Bengal.

The shipment had hundreds of AK-47 rifles, pistols, anti-tank grenades, rocket launchers and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

All the crew of the flight consisting five Latvian citizens and one British national were arrested except Kim Davy who escaped.

The five Latvian citizens were released from prison in Kolkata on the request of Russian authorities while British national Peter Bleach received a presidential pardon in 2004 on the request of the government of United Kingdom.

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