`Red Corner Notices a weak area among police`
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 22:38
New Delhi: Stung by a recent blooper where an arrested person figured in the wanted list of the CBI, a senior official of the agency on Thursday said issues like Red Corner Notices remain "weak area" with police officials.

Inaugurating the Fifth Interpol Liaison Officers' Conference here, Balwinder Singh, Special Director, CBI, said that transnational crimes are on the rise and to probe such offences investigators must have good knowledge of instruments and procedures such as Red Corner Notice, Letter Rogatory, extradition, deportation, commissions for examination of witnesses among others.

He said this was a "weak area requiring more inputs in training curriculum of senior investigators".

Singh pointed out that there had been instances where the Red Corner Notices (RCN) had not been withdrawn even after the fugitive was arrested.

"At times, RCN subjects are arrested without any specific instructions from NCB-India specially in cases where the subjects are Indian nationals. When the RCN subjects are located abroad and the requesting State has been informed, there are instances where no follow up action is taken by the said state for their provisional arrest and subsequent extradition," he said.

Singh requested officers to educate the Investigating Officers of their states, who are dealing with such cases about the guidelines framed by the Government of India with regard to investigation abroad.

The CBI which represents India in the Interpol, organised the conference to familiarise officials about the functioning, capabilities and limitations of the international police agency.


First Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 22:38

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