The fight against corruption is incomplete unless illegal assets are recovered; says Secretary(Personnel) Shri P.K.Misra
Director CBI Shri Amar Pratap Singh stresses the need for strengthening international cooperation to fight corruption.
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 17.02.2012
The Valedictory Session of the First Interpol Global Programme on Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery was held in the CBI(Headquarters) in New Delhi today. Secretary(Personnel), Govt. of India Shri P.K.Misra was the Chief Guest at the Session. Speaking on the occasion, Secretary(Personnel) said that it is high time we should realize the fallout of corruption. He said the fight against corruption is incomplete unless we recover the illegal assets and wealth amassed by corrupt persons. Shri Misra said the corrupt should be not only brought to book but their illegally amassed wealth should also be recovered & attached, as such property and wealth which is created through corrupt & illegal means is basically a fruit of crime. Secretary(Personnel) said that in his view, no fight against corruption is complete unless we recover and attach these illegal assets. Shri Misra commended the joint effort of INTERPOL and the Central Bureau of Investigation in organising this course.
Addressing the participants, Director CBI Shri Amar Pratap Singh said, ‘the programme was able to highlight the objective of strengthening international cooperation to fight corruption. He said the programme also threw light on understanding different ways & means being adopted across the globe and different methodologies adopted for tracking proceeds of corruption. Director, CBI added that in today’s globalised context, effective international co-operation is essential for fighting corruption that transcends international boundaries. He said effective cooperation amongst all the Law Enforcement Agencies is required.
The First Global Programme on Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery was attended by 38 police officers, investigators and prosecutors from various INTERPOL Member countries from across the world, including Australia; Afghanistan; China; Hongkong; Sri Lanka; United Kingdom; Indonesia; Fiji; Malaysia; Nepal; Singapore; Philippines and India.
Various Sessions of the programme were addressed by Senior Officers of the Interpol & the CBI. Representatives of the UNODC, Senior Officers of the Enforcement Directorate, Experts from the American Bar Association, Chartered Accountants and Cyber Forensic experts shared their experience/expertise with the participants.