Pak asks Interpol for help to track Mumbai suspects

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Paris, Aug.6 (ANI): Pakistan has asked Interpol to issue a global alert for 13 suspects wanted for the attacks in Mumbai in November last year, the international police agency said Thursday.

The alert was issued on the basis of a written request from Islamabad, which said the 13 suspects were wanted by police authorities in Pakistan in connection with ongoing investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks.

Though the Interpol statement did not identify the suspects, it said the global alert contains the names of the fugitives and their other data which has been sent to 186 member countries.

The alert asks Interpol member countries to assist in locating the fugitives and immediately notify National Central Bureau (NCB) at Islamabad or Interpol's General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon in France with any investigative leads.

After they are located, the Pakistani authorities will issue arrest warrants and seek their extradition, the statement said, indicating that most of the suspects for whom the lookout notice had been issued were apparently not in Pakistan.

Elaborating on the alert, Interpol Secretary-General Ronald K Noble said, "the investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks highlighted the vital role played by the world police body's international organs in supporting its member countries against terrorism by circulating information worldwide to ensure the location and eventual arrest of suspected terrorists." (ANI)

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