194 Letters Rogatory pending: CBI
New Delhi: Faced with recent failures in
extradition cases, the CBI on Friday said while India responds to
such requests in timely manner, 194 Indian judicial requests
were pending with various countries.
Inaugurating the second conference of police liaison
officers of foreign countries in India, CBI Director A P Singh
emphasised that international cooperation in law enforcement
and investigation was based on reciprocity.
"As many as 194 Letters Rogatory from India are
pending with various member countries. This is against only 59
requests of different countries pending with Indian
authorities," Singh said.
He said these statistics show that Indian law
enforcement agencies had been promptly acting on requests from
other member countries with due diligence.
Officials from 22 countries attended the one-day
conference organised by the CBI which is the National Central
Bureau (NCB) of India and represents the country in the
Speaking on the Purulia Arms-Drop case accused Kim
Davy, whose extradition was denied by a Danish Court on
grounds of Human Rights conditions in country's prisons, the
CBI director said India has strong a judiciary and human
rights mechanism in place.
He said such judgements wherein India is denied access
to a most wanted criminal, is taken up with utmost seriousness
and the Government of India has conveyed its views to the
authorities in Denmark in the strongest terms.
Underlining the inter-dependence of law enforcement
agencies of various countries, Singh said examination of
witnesses and utilisation of video conferencing for
examination of witnesses have become essential for most