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Shinde to represent India in Interpol General Assembly

November 01, 2012 19:33 IST
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will represent India at the Interpol General Assembly to be held in Italy next week.

Shinde is also expected to meet his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik on the sidelines of the international conference and press for speedy trial and conviction of terrorists involved in Mumbai terror attack.

Justice, Security and Home Affairs Ministers from some 100 countries will participate the 81st Interpol General Assembly to be held between November 5 and 8 in Rome.

The delegates will discuss critical challenges for police in responding to current and developing criminal phenomena and will share best practices based on national and international experience.

CBI Director A P Singh and other senior officials will accompany the home minister.

In his meeting with Malik, Shinde is likely to press for early visit of a team of National Investigation Agency to Pakistan to examine the evidence collected against arrested LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six others, who are being tried in 26/11 terror attack case there.

Islamabad is yet to give dates for the visit of National Investigation team, which will also try to understand why the Pakistani court was not ready to accept the evidence collected by a Pakistani judicial commission during its visit to India in March.

The Interpol General Assembly consists of delegates appointed by the governments of member countries. As Interpol's supreme governing body, it meets once a year and takes all major decisions affecting general policy, resources needed for international cooperation, working methods, finances and programmes of activities.

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