NEW DELHI (TIP): India has requested Interpol to come up with a special notice for terror cases, which is not a part of the existing red corner notice. The request was made at the recently concluded general assembly of Interpol in Rome, which was attended by home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and CBI director A P Singh. “It will simplify the process for all the investigating agencies to know about terror suspects if the notice’s colour or style is changed,” said an officer. Interpol is reported to be examining the request.
In the general assembly, it was also decided that Interpol will hold training programmes at the CBI academy in Ghaziabad, for the Asia-Pacific nations. Training will be imparted to law enforcement officers of various countries on bio-terrorism, investigation of maritime piracy and anti-corruption cases, and there will be focused attention on fugitives involved in terror cases. “This was agreed upon at the Interpol’s 81st general assembly which was held in Rome last week. In a series of meetings, Interpol secretary general, Ronald Noble, sought India’s contribution for officers to the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore. He also emphasized on the development of a mechanism for informal cooperation with national central bureau (NCB) – India, relating to investigation of cyber crimes,” said CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra.
CBI officials also held separate meetings with Saudi Arabia, the US, South Africa, the Netherlands, France, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Jordan, Bhutan, Portugal, South Korea and others to discuss pending bilateral policing issues like letters rogatory, extradition requests etc. Issues discussed at the Interpol general assembly included cooperation in combating terrorism, crime against children and environmental crime, international notices system, disaster victim identification, intellectual property crime, human trafficking, Interpol travel documents, stolen travel document database, Interpol confidentiality regime and Interpol databases . The Interpol general secretariat resolved to support NCB’s to combat transnational organized crime, corruption and money laundering and recover criminal proceeds.
The general assembly also decided to set up a communication system to respond in real time to requests for help from countries on cyber crime.