Pakistan asks Interpol to issue alert for Mumbai terror attackers
A total of 13 suspected terrorists are wanted as per Interpol's global alert. The terror attacks on India's financial capital Mumbai resulted in the death of 183 peoples. It is noted that Pakistan government itself requested the Interpol to issue a worldwide alert - for the suspects wanted in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks - which will be sent to all the 186 member countries.
LYON, France – INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Islamabad, Pakistan, has issued a global alert for 13 individuals wanted by police authorities in Pakistan in connection with the ongoing investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks of November 2008.
[q url="http://www.interpol.int/Public/ICPO/PressReleases/PR2009/PR200975.asp"]The alert asks INTERPOL member countries to assist in locating the fugitives and immediately notify NCB Islamabad and INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon with any investigative leads. If the fugitives are located, Pakistani authorities will then formally request provisional arrest with a view towards extradition, in accordance with any applicable extradition treaty.
Sent via INTERPOL’s I-24/7 secure police communications network to all INTERPOL’s other 186 member countries, the alert, called a diffusion, contains the fugitives’ names and other nominal data. Registered by the Organization’s Command and Co-ordination Centre in INTERPOL’s databases of wanted persons, the diffusion will ensure that all INTERPOL’s member countries will be alerted to the wanted status of the 13 individuals and that their movements are recorded.
INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble praised Pakistan’s co-operation with the international police community. He said the investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks highlighted the vital role played by the world police body’s international tools in supporting its member countries against terrorism by circulating information worldwide to ensure the location and eventual arrest of suspected terrorists.