CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha elected to top Interpol panel

CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha was elected as a delegate for Asia on the executive committee of the Interpol

Press Trust of India New Delhi
CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha

CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha

CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha was on Thursday elected as a delegate for Asia on the executive committee of the Interpol, capping an "intense" and "well-coordinated" campaign across the world by India, official sources said.

The elections for various positions for the top panel were held were at the ongoing 89th Interpol General Assembly in Istanbul.

"This was a tough election with India running against four other contestants from China, Singapore, Republic of Korea and Jordan for two posts, said a source.

The Interpol (International Criminal Police Organisation) brings together police forces from around 190 countries and has emerged as a vital body for tackling the rising spectre of trans-national crimes and terrorism.

The sources said crucial support of friendly countries was sought during bilateral engagements at different levels and Indian embassies and high commissions across the world regularly followed up the matter with their host governments.

Ambassadors and high commissioners in Delhi were similarly reached out to, they said.

Also Read

Interpol member countries adopt resolution to fight online child abuse

Lawmakers from 20 nations oppose China's nominee to Interpol committee

Mehul Choksi, fugitive businessman wanted in India, captured in Dominica

India reported over 24L online child abuse cases in 2017-20: Interpol

US representatives sign letter supporting Taiwan's bid to join Interpol

ESIC scheme adds 13.37 lakh new members in September this year

Charge sheets filed in 361 Delhi riots cases out of 758, HC told

Top headlines: PM lays Noida airport foundation; Covaxin's efficacy updated

India's gas consumption to jump more than 3 times by 2030: GAIL Director

Govt sets up committee for stable gas price for power units: Oil Secretary

"Today's victory is the result of an intense and well-coordinated election campaign across the world," the source said.

The Indian ambassador in Turkey camped in Istanbul for the last few days and held on-the-ground bilateral meetings with delegations in his efforts to gain support for the Indian candidate, the sources said.

They said India will continue to actively contribute to Interpol's aims and objectives and to enhance its effectiveness through professional competence and experience.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Topics : CBI

First Published: Nov 25 2021 | 6:36 PM IST

Explore News