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CBI uploads pruned list of most wanted persons on its website

June 10, 2011 21:18 IST

Nearly 20 days after it withdrew the 'most wanted' list from its website after one person mentioned in it was found lodged in a prison, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday uploaded a pruned list having 143 names.

The new list has names of Purulia arms drop accused Nielsen Niels Christian alias Kim Davy whose extradition proceedings are pending in a Denmark court and Ravi Shankaran an accused in naval war room leak case among other criminals.

As against nearly 550 names in the previous list, details of only 143 persons, against whom Red Corner Notices are still pending, have been placed on the website after due verification by the agency.

"RCN subjects wanted by state police and other agencies are being updated and will be published in the website shortly," sources said.

Last month, CBI came under criticism for providing name of one convict Feroz Rashid Khan in the 'fugitive' list handed over to Pakistan whereas that person was found lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road prison.

Following the goof-up, the agency swung into action and suspended one inspector and transferred a superintendent of police and a deputy superintendent of police allegedly responsible for it.

After the mistake, the CBI started review of all the wanted persons against whom interpol notices have been issued, and communications are being sent to respective state police to give updates about these persons, the sources said.

The agency also withdrew the list from its website. The agency had about 550 cases of wanted criminals against whom Red Corner Notices have been issued.

In most of the cases, the notices have been issued at the request of state governments while some of them are being probed by the CBI itself.

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