India attends INTERPOL Conference in France, calls for concerted action on organised crime, terrorism, extremist ideologies

New Delhi: CBI Director stresses on need for developing international strategies to combat crimes based on early detection and warning systems

BY | Saturday, 4 May, 2024

A three-member delegation from India led by Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Praveen Sood attended the 19th INTERPOL Heads of NCB Conference that focused on strengthening operational cooperation among National Central Bureaus (NCBs) of INTERPOL to combat transnational crimes.

The conference was held from 23rd to 25th April 2024 at Lyon, France and was attended by senior police delegations from 136 countries attended this annual event

A press release from CBI informed that at the event, the Indian delegation held discussions with law enforcement agencies from multiple countries for enhanced coordination via INTERPOL channels for concerted action to combat organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering, online radicalisation, cyber enabled financial crimes and to prevent these crimes on a real-time basis.

In the Plenary event, India unequivocally condemned all forms of terrorism and conveyed that there can be no distinction between ‘Good Terrorism, Bad Terrorism’. The challenge posed by nexus between organized crime, terrorism, and extremist ideologies was also highlighted and India mentioned that online radicalization continues to pose a significant challenge to global security.

Making a presentation in the Plenary Session, the CBI Director detailed India’s best practices in policing and underscored India’s commitment to leveraging technology, innovation, and collaboration to enhance public safety, improve law enforcement efficiency, and to uphold the rule of law. Sood also stressed on the need for developing international strategies to combat crimes based on early detection and warning systems.

The Indian delegation held detailed discussions on matters of police cooperation with high level delegations from Saudi Arabia, Spain, Qatar, Bahrain, Italy, France, Indonesia, Thailand, Somalia, Vietnam, Tanzania, South Africa, Germany, USA, Nepal, UK, Australia, Zambia and Portugal. It was discussed to facilitate swift and effective cooperation in combating transnational crimes, better sharing of criminal information via INTERPOL channels, expediting of mutual legal assistance referrals and extradition requests.

Addressing the regional roundtable of Asia Pacific region, India reiterated to contribute in regional capacity building and sharing India’s policing best practices.

You cannot copy content of this page