CBI brings back rape accused from Abu Dhabi, 26th wanted criminal extradited from abroad

NEW DELHI | Updated: 08 December, 2023 5:33 pm IST

NEW DELHI: A man wanted in a rape case in Karnataka was extradited from Abu Dhabi with Interpol’s assistance in coordination with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Friday.

According to an agency official, the CBI had coordinated with the Interpol National Central Bureau in Abu Dhabi, alongside numerous Indian agencies.

“A red corner notice had been issued against the accused. The Global Operations Centre of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) coordinated with Interpol NCB – Abu Dhabi, Karnataka Police, Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi, and the Ministry of External Affairs. Eventually, with a team from Karnataka Police, the accused was brought back from the UAE to India. The CBI had earlier tracked his location in the UAE,” stated a CBI official.

The accused, Midhun V V Chandran, faced charges of rape, criminal intimidation, and other crimes filed by the Mahadevapura Police Station in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Interpol General Secretariat had issued a Red Notice against him on January 20, under a CBI appeal. The notice was disseminated to all Interpol member countries concerning his location and arrest.

“Through close coordination and follow-up with foreign law enforcement agencies via Interpol channels, the CBI, as India’s National Central Bureau for Interpol, facilitated the return of 26 criminals wanted by Indian law enforcement agencies from abroad in 2023. The CBI collaborates with all law enforcement agencies in India for assistance using Interpol channels,” a senior CBI official mentioned.

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