Mr.Ronald K. Noble, Secretary General, Interpol delivers the 13th D.P.Kohli Memorial Lecture; says sharing of information by police organizations through Interpol is essential to security of world's citizens

MOS(PP) Shri V.Narayanasamy re-affirms Union Government's commitment to fight corruption; says key legislations to curb bribery have been introduced in Parliament.

Director CBI Shri Amar Pratap Singh says increasing integration of information technology and dissolving of boundaries in the cyber-world has enlarged the foot prints of crime.

Press Release
New Delhi , 30.03.2012

            Secretary General, Interpol, Mr. Ronald K. Noble delivered the 13th D.P. Kohli Memorial Lecture on "Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation: Operation Unmask" at the Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhavan today. Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri V. Narayanasamy presided over the function and also gave away awards to CBI officials.

 

            Delivering the Memorial Lecture, Mr. Noble gave details on how multi-jurisdictional sharing and exchanging police information can work legally and technically. He said that hackers and criminals cannot be allowed to threaten institutions and innocent persons. He said Interpol will continue to try to find ways to fill the gaps that exist in many countries' national legislation. He said he believes that it is time Governments must urgently take stock of the risks that can be incurred if many countries do not bridge the legal gaps in investigating and prosecuting cyber crimes internationally.

 

            The Interpol Secretary General said that Cyber crime is endangering the very security of nations, and, terrorists of the cyber age can make use of advanced technologies in the logistics of their attacks, like in the Mumbai attacks. Mr. Noble added that terrorists can also directly target digital infrastructure, such as financial online infrastructure, power grids, air traffic systems and even nuclear installations.

 

            In his address, MoS(PP) Shri V.Narayanasamy said the Indian Government is committed to be a part of legally binding international corruption mechanisms and instruments. He added that it is heartening to note that the international community has recognized the importance of increased cooperation to negate the designs of unscrupulous elements. Shri Narayanasamy said, in order to curb corruption, the government has introduced the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill in Parliament. The Foreigner's Bribery Bill has already been introduced for preventive corruption relating to foreign public officials and officials of international organizations. He added that India ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), 2005 and made it obligatory for all member nations to implement a wide range of anti-corruption measures. In this context, numerous steps have been initiated in India to establish anti-corruption bodies, which are independent, accountable, adequately resourced and have properly trained staff. Steps have also been initiated to ensure that government spending is subjected to safeguards that promote efficiency and transparency. Codes of conduct, requirements for financial and other disclosures and appropriate disciplinary measures have been put in place.

 

            In his address, Director CBI Shri Amar Pratap Singh has said the dissolving of national boundaries in the cyber world has enlarged the foot print of crime. He said it has given an unprecedented reach to criminals for perpetrating crimes including cyber-crimes across national boundaries. Director CBI added that financial integration has facilitated the parking of proceeds of crime in international safe havens. These developments pose new challenges to the law enforcement agencies due to complex legal and procedural issues involved in such investigations.

 

            Shri A P Singh, said it was heartening to note that during the parliamentary debate on Lokpal a number of parties across the board demanded a stronger and more autonomous CBI. He also said he would like to assure all that the CBI would continue to do its best to fulfill its mandate and also the confidence reposed in it by the Government, judiciary and the general public.

 

            Union Minister of State for Personnel & Public Grievances Shri V. Narayanasamy gave away Police Medals for Meritorious Service to Shri P.S.Salunke, IPS, DIG, ACB, CBI, Mumbai & Shri G.Nageswara Rao, IPS, DIG, ACB, CBI, Vishakhapatnam. He gave away trophy to the Best Branch of CBI for the year 2010 to EO-II, CBI, Delhi. He also gave away Best Employee Award to Support Staff(Ministrial) for the year 2010 to Shri Debajyoti Dey, Senior Clerk Steno, CBI(HQ), New Delhi & Best Employee Award to Support Staff(Ministrial) for the year 2011 to Shri Bali Ram, Office Supdt. CBI HQ, New Delhi.

 

            Shri Narayanasamy also gave away D.P.Kohli Award for Best Detective Head Constable/Constable of CBI for the year 2011 to Shri Mahesh Madhavrao Gajarlwar, Constable, ACB, CBI, Mumbai.





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