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CBI removes most-wanted list from website
Govt directs probe agencies to review list, rules out recalling it from Pak

New Delhi, May 20
Stung by embarrassing goof-ups in the list of India’s 50 most-wanted terrorists given to Pakistan, the CBI today withdrew it from its official website. It has also removed the Red Corner Notice linked to the list for the time being.

The government has directed probe agencies to undertake a thorough verification and correction process and it may also send a revised list to Pakistan. Officials said the Home Ministry has directed the CBI, the Intelligence Bureau and the National Investigation Agency to thoroughly verify the names of terrorists given to Pakistan.

The Home Ministry, while ordering a review of the list simultaneously asked all states, union territories and investigating agencies to update their list of wanted persons every three months and keep the Centre informed in a bid to make it error free. In an advisory, the Home Ministry also asked the states, UTs and investigating agencies to inform it immediately if anyone of the wanted list is arrested and ensure that the name is deleted from the list.

Meanwhile, the government has ruled out recalling the ‘50 most wanted’ list given to Pakistan after two more fugitives figuring in it were traced in India but said the document was being reviewed.

“The entire list is being reviewed. We have no plan to recall the list from Pakistan,” Secretary, Internal Security in the Home Ministry, UK Bansal told reporters here.

While referring to the CBI’s action to suspend and transfer some officials responsible for the goof up, he said responsibility had been fixed and action taken. — PTI





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