Press Release
New Delhi , 15.11.2012

            The Interpol will be organizing training programmes at the CBI Academy, Ghaziabad for countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. Training will be imparted to law enforcement officers of various countries on Bio-Terrorism, Investigation of Maritime Piracy cases and Anti-Corruption. There will be focused attention on fugitives involved in terror cases.This was agreed upon at the INTERPOL's 81st General Assembly, a four-day conference, which was held at Rome last week. The Indian delegation to the Conference and the Ministerial Meeting was headed by the Union Home Minister Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, who was accompanied by Director CBI & Head of NCB India, Shri A.P. Singh, and other senior police & law enforcement officers.


            In a series of meetings, the Secretary General Interpol, Shri Ronald Noble sought India's contribution in terms of secondment of officers to the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), Singapore. The Interpol Secretary General also emphasized on the development of a mechanism for informal cooperation with NCB India, relating to investigation of cyber crimes.


            On the sidelines of the conference, meetings were held with Saudi Arabia, USA, South Africa, Netherlands, France, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Jordan, Bhutan, Portugal, South Korea and others to discuss pending bilateral policing issues like Letters Rogatory/extradition requests etc.


            Other important issues discussed at the Interpol General Assembly included cooperation in combating terrorism, crime against children and environmental crime. International Notices System, Disaster Victim Identification, Intellectual Property Crime, Human Trafficking, Interpol Travel Documents, Stolen Travel Document Database, Interpol Confidentiality Regime and Interpol Databases were also taken up for discussion and review.


            The Interpol General Secretariat resolved to support the National Central Bureaus in developing an effective global strategy to combat transnational organized crime, corruption and money laundering, and recover the criminal proceeds.


            The General Assembly decided to explore the possibility of establishing as part of a global strategy against cybercrime, a communication system able to respond in real time to requests for law enforcement cooperation from countries on cyber crime and cyber threats.


            In the fight against the illicit traffic in cultural heritage, member countries were asked to regularly check items of cultural property seized or offered for sale under dubious circumstances against relevant databases, including INTERPOL's Stolen Works of Art database, and to promote its public online access to other bodies and entities concerned.