Press Release
New Delhi , 31.01.2014

       The Valediction Ceremony of Training Programme on “Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Procedure" for 20 Sri Lankan Police Officers was solemnized at CBI academy, Ghaziabad on 31.01.2014. This training programme was sponsored by Ministry of External affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.


        Addressing the participants, Director CBI noted that the scourge of corruption and economic crimes have hit the rapidly expanding economies of developing nations, and that the law enforcement Agencies have to take this as a wakeup call. Shri Ranjit Sinha cited that the Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 that offers a warning that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage societies around the world. More than two-thirds of the 177 countries in the 2013 Index score below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean).


       Director CBI, while recalling strong traditional ties between India and Sri Lanka, also spoke of the immense possibilities of collaboration and capacity building, especially in the techniques and intelligence collection and surveillance between the two countries.


       The twenty Sri Lankan Police Officers were imparted intensive training for four weeks in a wide range of subjects. The programme was intended to provide training with focus on intelligence process and investigative techniques which are being adopted in various countries for investigation of various crimes including investigation of corruption cases.


       This training programme was divided into various modules covering various aspects of Investigation like Forensic & Scientific Aids to Investigation, including Search & Seizure in Digital Environment; Intelligence Collection &  Discreet Inquiries; Scientific Interrogation Techniques; Investigation of Special Crimes Cases; Economic Offences; Bank Fraud Cases; Spurious medicines  Cases; Internet & Social Media Frauds; DNA fingerprintingS & DNA Frauds; Counterfeit Currency Cases; Fraudulent Travel Documents Cases;  Banking Frauds & online Financial Frauds; Cases under Money Laundering & Forensic Audit and Forensic Accounting; module on investigation of frauds and abuse of official position by public servants. Technical Sessions and experiences shared by the eminent faculties including Judiciary during this training programme have facilitated the participants for achieving proper training output.


       The participants got an opportunity & a platform to interact and share their views on criminal intelligence & investigation procedures between both countries to create a community of efforts on issues which are vital in policing & tracking crimes. Such training programmes also helps to build bridges. The participants were also taken on Study Trips to the historical places of Agra, Jaipur and Delhi to have a glimpse of the curtural heritage of India.


       Shri Anurag Garg, Joint Director (Administration & Trining) & Dr G. K. Goswami, DIG (Training) were also present with other dignitaries and faculty members.