New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday inaugurated the sixth Interpol Liaison Officers Conference at the CBI headquarters here.The probe agency, which is the National Central Bureau (NCB) of India, representing India in the Interpol organised this conference in to boost understanding of Interpol’s workings among local law enforcement agencies in the country. The two-day conference will be attended by around 37 Interpol Liaison Officers (ILOs), including ADGPs, IGPs, Joint CPs, Directors, Additional Directors, Joint Directors, DIGs and SPs from states, Union Territories and other law enforcement agencies. The CBI said that as the nodal agency, representing India in the Interpol, the probe agency conducted this conference so that law enforcement agencies in states and Union Territories have a better idea of how to approach the Interpol through the CBI in cases that might require international co-operation. Speaking at his inaugural address Gauba said law enforcement agencies need to remain updated in their knowledge about working of the Interpol and its database and how to use them effectively and, therefore, a conference of this nature is important. “In the scenario of seamless internet and easy mobility, there is an urgent need for real-time sharing of information and greater mutual coordination amongst law enforcement agencies, in order to optimize their responses. Interpol is uniquely placed to support law enforcement agencies of its member countries in this endeavour,” he said. The two day Interpol Liaison Officers Conference will discuss extradition; Interpol’s Operational Data bases-Data management and search tools and Interpol Notices System including RPD/Red Notice. The probe agency’s Director, Rishi Kumar Shukla also spoke at the conference, saying that Interpol has been constantly upgrading its tools to meet the challenges of new emerging crime and giving valuable assistance to member countries. “The aim of the conference is to familiarise and update ILOs about the functioning and capabilities of the Interpol and a platform to share experiences,” he added.
“Not for the first time, the Secretary-General reminds Israel that the disproportionate use of force in densely populated areas is not compatible with international humanitarian law,” spokesperson Hua Jiang said at news briefing.Mr. Annan called again on both sides to take every measure to avoid harming innocent civilians, she added.Meanwhile, Syria, chairing the Arab Group for October, submitted a draft resolution for consideration by the 15-member Security Council. The text protests Israel’s construction of a separation barrier in the occupied Palestinian territories.The draft, sent to the Security Council President for October, Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States, urges the Council to decide “that the construction by Israel, the occupying power, of a wall in the Occupied Territories departing from the armistice line of 1949 is illegal under relevant provisions of international law and must be ceased and reversed.”Answering questions about the draft after closed Council consultations, Ambassador Negroponte said an open meeting on the resolution would take place next Tuesday.