CBI’s Operation Trishul hunting down criminals who have fled India to bypass law
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched a mission to nab criminals hiding abroad. Under which the CBI cracked down on the criminals sitting abroad. Operation Trishul has been launched by CBI. Under this, the agency has so far extradited 33 people who were living in different countries.
A senior CBI official said that being the nodal agency for India, the CBI contacts the National Central Bureaus of other countries, based on which action is taken. During the operation, he told that 6 criminals have been extradited this year.
According to Interpol, Indian agencies are looking for 276 fugitives globally. On the other hand, the CBI has taken over the investigation into financial irregularities in the operation of the Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Shishu Sadan Yojana.
The Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) was the implementing agency in this scheme. Based on information received from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, a case was registered against unknown persons under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections related to criminal breach of trust and cheating.
Wanted Mohammad Hanif Makkat has been extradited recently from Saudi Arabia. He was brought back to India only on Sunday. In 2006, a red notice was issued against Makkat in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a person named Karim.
A case was registered regarding this at the Kunnamangalam police station in Kozhikode in Kerala. Earlier it was revealed from the Red Notice of Interpol that the wanted accused was in Saudi Arabia. Interpol Saudi Arabia had informed about the whereabouts of the accused. Also appealed to send a team from India to extradite him. The Kerala Police team brought back the wanted accused.
On March 7, the CBI arrested Pearls Group director Harchand Singh Gill, who was deported from Fiji in connection with a multi-crore Ponzi scam. Interpol had issued a red notice against Gill.
The officer said that they are coordinating with the nodal agencies of other countries regarding absconding accused hiding in different countries. He said that many cases were still pending and some more absconding accused would be extradited soon.