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  • 28 March, 2023

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Operation Trishul

Operation Trishul

  • 33 persons involved in various criminal activities who were hiding abroad have been extradited by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as part of Operation Trishul.


  • Operation Trishul makes use of the Interpol's Star Global Focal Point Network and its channels to track down financial offenders who distribute stolen property.
  • In order to track down fugitives who are hiding overseas, the CBI serves as India's nodal agency and works with Interpol.
  • In addition to destroying support networks, Operation Trishul attempts to gather criminal intelligence on co-accused around the world as well as on shell businesses, fraudulent business dealings, and money mules.
  • The CBI was successful in locating and extraditing 27 fugitives last year.

Who are the Fugitive Criminals?

  • The term "Fugitive Economic Offender" refers to any person for whom a court in India has issued an arrest warrant in connection with a scheduled offence and who either leaves or has left India in order to avoid being prosecuted for a crime or refuses to return to India in order to be prosecuted for a crime.

The 2018 Fugitive Economic Offenders Act aims to collect the assets of economic offenders who have either fled the country to avoid prosecution or who have refused to return to face charges.

Source: Indian Express

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