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Denmark: India again wants Dane in smuggling case

Two courts overturned a government decision, saying Holck would risk torture or other inhumane treatment in India, leading to tense diplomatic relations between the countries.

By: AP | Copenhagen |
December 17, 2016 6:19:05 pm

Denmark says it has received another request from India to extradite a Danish national accused of involvement in an arms smuggling case 21 years ago. Niels Holck has admitted taking part in dropping assault rifles, rocket launchers and missiles from a cargo plane in eastern India in 1995. Indian police said they were meant for an Indian revolutionary group.

While a Briton and a five Latvians were arrested by Indian authorities, Holck _ previously known as Niels Christian Nielsen _ escaped. Justice Minister Soeren Pape Poulsen said Friday authorities would look into this “obviously important” case.

In 2002, India asked Danes to extradite Holck. Two courts overturned a government decision, saying Holck would risk torture or other inhumane treatment in India, leading to tense diplomatic relations between the countries.

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First published on: 17-12-2016 at 06:19:05 pm
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