Even though they played a small part, the Delhi Police, in a first of its kind operation, helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) catch a criminal. The FBI worked in a joint operation with the Delhi Police and Central Bureau of Investigation.
The Delhi Police arrested a 60-year-old Australian citizen, Neil P Campbell, who was accused by a federal grand jury in the United States for allegedly accepting bribes. Campbell was a senior construction manager working for the International Organisation on Migration (IOM) in Afghanistan.
The police arrested Campbell on Wednesday night when he landed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on a flight from Afghanistan.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI), OP Mishra said: "Campbell has a red-corner notice against him. We arrested him along with FBI and CBI. He will be produced at an extradition court later."
The Delhi Police said four FBI agents, who are currently posted at the US Embassy here, led the operation.
According to Delhi Police, Campbell was indicted on August 19 this year in Washington, DC on the charge of receiving a bribe as an agent of an organisation.
They said Campbell worked for the IOM, which since 2002, has worked closely with both the US and Afghanistan governments to construct hospitals, schools and other facilities.
A provisional arrest warrant and an Interpol Red Corner Notice was then issued against Campbell.