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US Misra elected VP of Interpol

CBI Director US Misra was on Thursday elected Vice President of Interpol defeating his rival HE Andrew Hughs of Fiji by 53 votes in the election held on the concluding day of the General Assembly of Interpol in Germany.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2005 23:17 IST

CBI Director U S Misra was today elected Vice President of Interpol defeating his rival HE Andrew Hughs of Fiji by 53 votes in the election held on the concluding day of the General Assembly of Interpol in Germany today.

While Misra received 93 votes Hughs got 40, a CBI spokesman said here.

As Vice-President, representing Asia region, Misra will have just a one-year term. Earlier, former CBI Director P C Sharma was elected for the same post in 2003 for a period of three years but he resigned recently necessitating the election for the remaining term.

In his election speech, Misra promised to strive for making Interpol pro-active and responsive in collection, analysis, collation and dissemination of criminal intelligence; decentralization of the functions and activities of Interpol by opening up more Regional and Sub-Regional Bureaux and making Interpol Notices effective by persuading Member-States to accord legal sanctity to them.

The executive committee of the Interpol, consisting of the President, Vice-President and the delegates, is the select deliberative organ which meets thrice a year before the General Assembly.

Its role is to supervise the execution of the decision of the General Assembly and prepare the agenda for the sessions of the General Assembly.

Misra is leading an eight-member Indian delegation to the Interpol General assembly which concluded today.

First Published: Sep 22, 2005 23:17 IST