New Delhi, Sep 26 (UNI) Stressing on the early conclusion of 'Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty' with Germany for better coordination in criminal matters, the CBI today sought expeditious trial of a German national involved in the Goa child sex abuse case.
CBI Director Vijay Shankar made the request during his meeting with Bundeskrimialam (BKA - German Federal Police) President Wittling Klaus, according to the CBI.
Appreciating cooperation by German authorities in the extradition of bank fraud case accused Amarnath Ghosh, the CBI chief sought the cooperation of German authorities in facilitating early execution of pending Letters Rogatory and the trail of German national Zell Jurgen Andreas alias Yogi, wanted in the Goa child sex abuse case.
The CBI Director also mentioned that two accused persons -- EC McBride of New Zealand and Werner Wulf Ingo of Australia -- wanted in Goa child sex abuse case had already been extradited to India and awarded jail sentence by courts here.
The meeting also led to discussing of matters of mutual interest, possible areas of cooperation between CBI and German Federal Police like sharing of training facilities for capacity building -- especially in investigation of terror-related offences -- cyber crime and monitoring suspicious financial transactions.
The BKA President was accompanied by German Head of State Security Wittling Klaus and other officials.