CBI team in Denmark with expired warrant for Davy

New Delhi: After the goof up in India’s ‘50 most wanted’ list given to Pakistan, Government faced another embarrassment when a CBI team landed in Copenhagen to seek extradition of the main accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case Kim Davy with an expired warrant.

A two-member CBI team, which reached Copenhagen on May 16, was left red-faced after Davy’s counsel pointed out during the court proceedings there that the arrest warrant issued by a special CBI court in Kolkata against his client had expired in January this year.

The team which was in the Danish capital to assist local authorities immediately sought a fresh warrant against Davy from the special CBI court.

The Kolkata Special Crime Branch officials of the agency scrambled to get the fresh warrant which was issued by the special CBI court and a scanned copy was sent to the team in Copenhagen. The agency then sent an original copy of the warrant as well so that team there is fully equipped when hearing resumes on Thursday.

“All documents are in order with the CBI team,” CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra said today. A CBI official was earlier quoted as saying that an oversight had led the CBI team go to Denmark with an invalid warrant.