“Karnataka seeks Interpol help to get terror suspects”

October 31, 2012

Gulf Times on October 29, 2012 released the following:

“Police in Karnataka are seeking the help of Interpol to extradite from Saudi Arabia three terror suspects wanted for their alleged role in planning to attack politicians, religious heads and journalists in the state, a senior police official said yesterday.

“We are in the process of approaching the Interpol to issue Red Corner notices against the three suspects, including one from Hyderabad, as we have secured non-bailable warrants against them from a local court here,” the official said on the condition of anonymity.

The three are Mohamed Abdul Majeed, 47, Usman Ghani 32, and Mohamed Shaheed Faisal, 27, who are currently in the kingdom.

Majeed’s younger brothers Mohamed Abdul Shaheed and Mohamed Shaheed Faisal were killed in Pakistan in August 2007 for being involved in terror activities.

“We have requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to issue the Interpol Red Corner notices to extradite the three men from Saudi Arabia. We want to interrogate them for their alleged links with 18 other terror suspects who were arrested between August 29 and September 3 for allegedly plotting to assassinate some prominent politicians, senior journalists and religious leaders in the state,” the official said.

Among the terror suspects, 12 were arrested in Bangalore, two from Hubli, about 410km from here, two from Hyderabad and four from Nanded in Maharashtra.

“The interrogation of the terror suspects revealed that the trio was involved in hiring activists of the banned Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) outfit for carrying out terror attacks in the state,” the official added.

“The two youths from Hubli were sent to Pakistan in December 2011 for training and joining the terror elements of Afghanistan such as the Taliban,” the official said.

Ghani, a doctor from Bangalore, was allegedly detained on October 8 in Riyadh by Saudi police at the behest of the Indian government and on the advice of the state police, according to his mother here.

Ghani went to Saudi Arabia in late 2008 to join the National Guard military hospital in Riyadh as an anaesthetist after working for three years at St John’s hospital and three months at Apollo hospital in Bangalore. He also worked earlier at Seventh Day Adventist Hospital at Ottapalam in Kerala for 10 months.

Faisal, alias Zakeer, and Majeed alias Ustad however, had no previous police record.

A Red Corner notice has already been issued against the fourth person named Farhatullah Ghori, 49, from Hyderabad for allegedly sending two of the recruited youth to Pakistan for training in carrying out terror acts in the country.”

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CBI asks Interpol for Tatra help

April 18, 2012

Deccan Chronicle on April 17, 2012 released the following:

“By Pramod Kumar

The CBI, probing alleged irregularities in purchase of around 6,000 Tatra trucks for the Indian Army, has sought assistance of the Interpol to get details about certain companies, allegedly associated with Ravi Rishi (chief of Vectra Group), based in Slovakia, Czech, the United Kingdom and Liechtenstein.

Ravi Rishi, who was questioned by the agency again on Monday, also owns Tatra Sipox — UK. Rishi has been named as an accused in CBI’s FIR registered to probe alleged irregularities in purchase of the Tatra trucks. The agency also questioned former director (finance) of the state-owned Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) in connection with the case on Monday. “The agency is also preparing to question present BEML chief, V.R.S. Natarajan, on Tuesday,” sources said.

Sources said, “The agency has sought assistance of the Interpol to get details about six companies, associated with Rishi, based in Slovakia, Czech, UK and Liechtenstein. The agency has requested the member countries of the Interpol to provide details about the share-holding pattern of six companies apart from contracts signed by them with the Tatra (Czech) and Tatra Sipox (Slovakia) and Tatra-Sipox UK”.
Ravi Rishi, who is a majority stake holder in Tatra Sipox UK, has not provided all documents to the agency so far, sources added.

The agency has also asked Rishi to produce all documents related the Tatra Sipox UK agreement with the state-owned BEML, signed in 1997, sources said.

“The agency is examining large number of documents, recovered during recent searches. After proper scrutiny of these documents, the agency will start questioning officials of the ministry of defence (MoD) and other senior officials of the Vectra group,” sources said.

Probe by the agency has revealed that the agreement signed earlier with a Foreign Trade Corporation of Czechoslovakia for military vehicles was fraudulently assigned to the Tatra-UK in 1997 showing it as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), fully owned subsidiary of Czech company.

“This was against the provisions of Defence Procurement procedure for supplying the vehicles to Indian Army on the basis of the orders placed by the defence ministry,” sources said.”

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Police Want Astro Official On Interpol Red Notice

March 28, 2012

Jakarta Globe on March 29, 2012 released the following:

“The National Police are in the process of requesting that Interpol issue a “red notice” against Ralph Marshall, the group chief executive officer of Malaysian holding company Astro All Asia Networks.

Marshall has been named a suspect in a case that involves the illegal use of operational funds at a company in Indonesia.

“We will soon put the name of Ralph Marshall into the red notice list at Interpol. It is now in the administrative process,’’ National Police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution said on Wednesday. He added that Marshall was believed to have left the country.

A red notice seeks the arrest of a wanted person with a view to extradition.

Abimanyu Kameshwara, an attorney for First Media subsidiary Ayunda Prima Mitra, said Marshall was accused of misusing operational funds from Astro Nusantara worth $90 million.

First Media is part of the Lippo Group, with which the Jakarta Globe is affiliated.

A pay television company partly owned by Ayunda, Direct Vision, partnered with Astro All Asia Networks from 2006 to 2008 to provide satellite television service for Indonesians under the Astro Nusantara trademark.

Astro Nusantara ceased operations in October 2008 due to a commercial dispute between Astro All Asia and Lippo Group.

“Ralph Marshall could damage the business and investment climate in Indonesia because the Malaysian Astro CEO allegedly committed a criminal act in doing business with his partner in Indonesia,” Abimanyu said, without explaining how Marshall had misused operational funds.

Astro All Asia is controlled by Malaysian tycoon Ananda Krishnan. Earlier, it was reported that India’s Central Bureau of Investigation had filed a case against Ananda for his alleged role in graft involving Astro All Asia and telecommunications giant Maxis.

CBI, an anticorruption agency in India, has requested legal assistance from Malaysian authorities to trace the possible involvement of Ananda and Marshall in the Astro-Maxis scandal.”

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Interpol notice against embassy car blast conspirators soon

March 23, 2012

Deccan Herald on March 21, 2012 released the following:

“Delhi Police are all set to get Interpol red notice issued against three Iranian nationals suspected to be the key conspirators behind the February 13 bomb attack on an Israeli embassy car in the city.

Police have requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to approach Interpol headquarters in France for issuing the international notice against Houshang Afshar Irani, 39, Syed Ali Mahdiansadr, 49, and Mohammadreza Abolghasemi, 45.

“The notice is believed to be in the final stages of being processed and is expected to be issued soon,” a police official said. It is believed that this could be as early as Thursday evening.

The red notice requests (provisional) arrest of wanted persons, with a view to extradition. It is considered to be the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant.

The Interpol, however, does not have the authority to issue arrest warrants.
The passport details of Afshar Irani (I17287444/ issued on January 9, 2010), Mahdiansadr (J14922614/ issued on December 25, 2008) and Abolghasemi (F14772374/ issued on December 2, 2008) were earlier provided to the CBI.

Delhi Police commissioner B K Gupta has confirmed that the trio had done a recce on the Israeli Embassy and its surrounding areas in Delhi with freelance journalist Sayed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi to carry out the bomb attack on Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua Koren’s car.

Koren was on her way from the Israeli embassy to pick up her children from school when a magnetic bomb ripped apart her vehicle at around 3:15 pm on February 13. She along with her driver and two others was wounded in the attack.

Kazmi was arrested on March 6 for ‘providing logistic support’ to the trio.

After questioning, he was booked under section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and under section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Delhi Police have already obtained open warrants under Section VII A of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) against the three men and Sedaghatzadeh Masoud, another Iranian national accused of being one of the bombers in the triple explosions in Bangkok.

Masoud is also believed to have guided the bombers in Delhi. He was arrested at a Malaysian airport on February 15, a day after three explosions rocked the Thai capital.”

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CBI team to be trained at Interpol centre

December 7, 2011

IndianExpress.com on December 7, 2011 released the following:

“When former cricketer Vinod Kambli raked up the issue of match-fixing recently, there were not many ways in which his accusation could be substantiated.

But this will soon change as CBI sleuths will be part of the working group of Interpol’s Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) which is being set up at Singapore for innovative training and to focus on integrity in sports.

A part of the IGCI project, assisted by the Federation of International Football Association, will be dedicated to curb illegal betting and match fixing.

The CBI will train its officials at Singapore to tap match fixing cases in India and abroad.

The agency says a small team will be trained to find unscrupulous elements in the sports fraternity.

They will be working with the help of Interpol’s Singapore branch which is going to be set up by 2014.”

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“The great art robbery”

October 17, 2011

Business Standard on October 15, 2011 released the following:

“Kishore Singh / New Delhi

News that two paintings by Nicholas Roerich stolen from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute were auctioned recently in London became widely reported. The IARI said it would investigate the missing paintings, trustees cried out for an audit of Roerich’s works, there has been the suggestion that CBI and Interpol will look into the matter. Yet, despite claims that the paintings fetched $2 million, no one seems to know the auction house where the sale was conducted, no buyers have been mentioned, and no one knows who (stupidly — if they were indeed “stolen”) consigned them for auction.

This is not the first time that Roerich’s paintings have been stolen. In 2009, two small works valued at $30,000 were reported missing from the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York. It was suggested that the Russian art market might have been responsible for the episode.

The Russian-born Roerich is widely acknowledged as an intellectual giant in the land of his birth, and though he is respected in India where he lived for the last two decades of his life (from 1927 to 1947), he is perhaps somewhat less regarded despite a museum of his works in Naggar, Himachal. A prolific artist in his lifetime, many of these later works deal with the Himalayas — his Lao-Tse was auctioned in 2006 for a record $2.2 million.

Such prices alone could be a reason for the theft of Roerich’s works, given the poor security at many of our institutions, but one would hardly expect them to surface at auctions. Art does go unaccounted in India, as much from willful negligence as for culpable complicity, but this is as yet a small enough percentage, probably because markets for the sale of high-value art are limited. Collectors of a certain kind would rather shell out cheaply for fakes than for pricier stolen paintings, given that their visibility — a necessary condition for buying art in the first place — could invite unwanted, unwelcome attention.

Much more art gets stolen in the West because collectors are willing to risk the secret pleasure that stolen but cherished art brings them, while the principal concern in India remains a problem of fakes. But the missing Roerichs are a pointer to the possibility of a growing nexus between those familiar with the value of art gifted to or purchased by institutions that, for reasons of bureaucratic indifference and the lack of auditing processes, remain neglected by those who do not concern themselves with modern art.

Till a few decades ago, artists gave away works to select institutions, including hotels, either inexpensively, or gratis, for the prestige it brought them. Today, when the value of art has soared, it is these institutions that must be held accountable — and auditable — for the art that they have cared so little about. Sometimes buildings have been sold lock, stock and art, even in the private sector, with the new buyer consigning the old art unknowingly to kabariwallahs; as often, renovations have resulted in commissioned works being replaced by shinier but inferior works — the result of organisations not taking the trouble to document and value their art collections. As information on the purloined Roerichs trickles in, institutions must attempt to ensure that such neglect, and thefts, remain the exception rather than the rule.”

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CBI to Seek Interpol Help to Get Israeli Drug Dealer From Peru

July 10, 2011

Deccan Herald on July 9, 2011 released the following:

“Panaji, July 9, (PTI):

CBI would seek the help of Interpol for extradition of Israeli drug lord Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, who is currently lodged in a jail in Peru, and is wanted in a case in Goa, a top official said here today.

CBI’s Joint Director, Rishiraj Singh, told reporters that to secure extradition of Atala from Peru would not be difficult for the agency.

CBI is probing two cases of policemen-drug peddlers nexus here, following a High Court order. Local Crime branch which was earlier handling the probe was not able to make progress.

Singh said that although India did not have extradition treaty with Peru, the government of that country can be approached and requested to hand over the accused. Also, Interpol can be approached for this purpose, he said.

“Even if there is no treaty, there is a Memorandum of Understanding signed with certain countries, which is equivalent to a treaty,” the joint director said.

Atala is suspected of selling drugs sourced from the Goa police storage. Seven policemen were arrested in this case.

CBI is also investigating another case of police-mafia nexus, involving drug dealer David Driham alias Dudu.

Singh said that the process of collecting documents pertaining to these two cases from Goa police was on.

“We will also move the court to have set aside the chargesheet filed in Dudu case by police,” he said.

On Monday, CBI will take over the third case in the series, involving Police Sub Inspector Sunil Guddler, who was caught on camera hobnobbing with Dudu’s sister and girlfriend. Guddler too was suspended.

Singh said fresh FIRs would be filed in all three cases. He assured that even politicians would not be spared, if they were found to be involved.

Lucky Farmhouse, Atala’s former girlfriend, had alleged that state Home Minister Ravi Naik’s son, Roy, was involved in the case in which Atala is an accused.”

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