Davy, who is known by many aliases, had played an active role in the infamous incident in which a large consignment of arms, including several hundred AK-47 rifles, and ammunition was dropped from a Latvian aircraft on the night of 17 December, 1995 in West Bengal's Purulia district.
They were sentenced to life imprisonment; all were, however, released subsequently. India government had been looking for Davy and after it came to light that he was in Denmark, a formal extradition request was forwarded to the Danish authorities.
“There was communication between RAW and MI5. RAW knew everything. The cargo, the drop plan, the location,” Davy said.
“Who will fly to India from Pakistan without clearance? It is unthinkable,” he added, while also revealing that he was called to Karachi on 16 December, a day prior to the arms drop, and told that he will have to finish the job within 48 hours otherwise the “window” would get closed.
“What I am saying is just the logical explanation, don’t take my word,” he quipped.
“I was helped out of the Mumbai airport. Then I was brought to Delhi and then over the land border to Nepal in the back seat of a MP’s car. I was taken in a convoy; people with AK-47s were in cars in front and the rear. I was being whisked away by people who had the power to do it.”
On the motive behind the entire operation, Davy said that the arms were meant for self protection. “It was against state sponsored Communist terror and violence perpetrated by CPI(M).”
He said, “I came from an affluent part of the world and on visiting West Bengal was touched by the poverty and appalling conditions. I worked 15 years for the poor people of West Bengal…I saw my own friends being killed…we had to defend ourselves that was the whole background.” န File Photos : Reuters and Times Now Tv Grab