India`s wishes not respected by others: Delhi HC

Expressing concern over non-cooperation from foreign nations in cracking criminal cases involving international gangster, the Delhi HC has said India "is not a powerful country whose wishes are respected by other countries".

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2010, 23:45 PM IST

New Delhi: Expressing concern over
non-cooperation from foreign nations in cracking criminal cases
involving international gangster, the Delhi High Court has
said India "is not a powerful country whose wishes are
respected by other countries".

"India is not a powerful country that its wishes are
respected by other countries. India is considered as a soft
and weak country even if it is progressing economically,"
Justice S N Dhingra said.

"On all other fronts, the reputation of India abroad is
not such that its requests are acceded to by the foreign
governments immediately," the court said.

The court made the remarks on a petition filed by the
Centre seeking some more time to complete investigation
against Naresh Kumar Jain, a Dubai-based businessman who is
accused of running a hawala racket.

Jain, who is facing criminal charges in many countries
across Europe and Asia, was arrested by the Delhi police. He
absconded from Dubai and entered India illegally through
Nepal.

The police, after conducting an initial probe, found that
he was allegedly involved in many criminal activities in many
countries and requested those countries to co-operate in
getting to the root of his activities.

The investigating agency sought more time to complete the
investigation as some countries are not co-operating.

-PTI