Interpol drive in May to arrest 73 Bangladeshis
International police agency Interpol is set to launch a simultaneous campaign in 188 countries in May to net 73 fugitive Bangladeshis, including six absconding killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, under a drive called 'Operation Infrared', 2010.
Officials said the campaign was finalised at the end of the three-day sixth annual conference of the Heads of National Central Bureaus (NBC's) of the Interpol at its headquarters in France earlier this month.
"The government will formally request the countries concerned to extradite the fugitives once they are tracked down under the Interpol operation," Additional Inspector General of Police and head of Bangladesh NCB Nabo Bikram Kishore Tripura told BSS.
Tripura, who led a three-member police delegation to the conference, said under the Infrared, the police forces of the Interpol member countries would launch the drive to track down several thousand of wanted criminals, as "every member countries provided a special list of their 'top 20' or most wanted fugitives".
Of the 73 wanted Bangladeshis, three are ex-army officers who are wanted in 1975 Jail Killing Case and six are convicted Bangabandhu killers. And most others are gangsters or absconding convicts.