SANTIAGO DE CHILE (Feb. 20)
Chief Justice Rafael Fontecilla, of the Chilean Supreme Court, was reported here today ready to rule within a few days on West Germany’s request for the extradition of former Nazi SS leader Walter Rauff. The ex-Nazi is in prison here, since his arrest at the request of the Bonn Government two months ago, on charges of having murdered 90,000 Jews during World War II.
Meanwhile today, the chief of the federal police denied again, for the second time in three days, sensational press stories alleging that an Israeli “commando” is presumed to have come to this country to capture Rauff and to take him to Israel in the manner in which the late Adolf Eichmann had been abducted from Argentina. The police head said there are no Israeli “commandos” in this country. Eliezer Doron, Israel’s Ambassador here, said the reports were “sheer nonsense.”