Interpol Meet for more cooperation in criminal matters

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New Delhi, May 1 (UNI) In view of increasing globalisation of crime, CBI Director Vijay Shankar today called for setting up of formal structures within State CID units to enhance international cooperation in criminal matters.

Inaugurating the Second Interpol Liasion Officers'(ILO) Conference here, Mr Shankar suggested that such formal structures at state levels should have enough wherewithals to coordinate with NCB-lndia and field formations in their respective States.

He assured the Interpol members that National Central Bureau (NCB)-lndia would extend all assistance for the training of staff in this regard.

The Director, who is also Member of the Executive Committee of Interpol said the Conference should be held every year so that a robust and efficient structure for international cooperation could be put in place having linkages in every state.

The Conference was organised by the CBI, which is the National Central Bureau of India and represents India in the Interpol.

A total of 30 ILOs, most of whom are additional DsGP/lsGP (CID) of Police in states attended the conference. They were given inputs on role and charter of Interpol, services delivered by International Police Cooperation Unit in CBI, Red Corner Notices, Letters Rogatory, Extraditions and conducting investigations abroad.

As on date, 186 countries are members of Interpol.

Interpol works on the basis of voluntary cooperation of Member States, which is its strength. The Interpol is doing a commendable role in providing a common platform to Member States to interact in areas of mutual interests, linking them on 24/7 basis through a secure network and tracking of fugitives through diffusion of notices such as Red Corner Notices.


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