Under Operation Trishul,’ the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has extradited 33 fugitives involved in various criminal activities in the past year.
- CBI raises requests through Interpol channels and seeks their deportation or extradition through a formal route.
- CBI uses Interpol’s Star Global Focal Point Network and analysis of financial crime files to not only trace suspects but also the proceeds of financial crimes.
- Recently, India called upon G20 countries to adopt multilateral action for faster extradition of ‘fugitive economic offenders’.
- Fugitive economic offenders’ (FEO) is defined as an individual against whom a warrant of arrest in relation to a scheduled offence has been issued by any court in India and the value of the offence is at least Rs. 100 crore.