CBI will also be active on social media, accounts started on Twitter and Instagram
Initiative: Interpol General Assembly from 18, will be brainstorm on various issues
The CBI, which has stayed away from social media till now, has made its presence known on Twitter and Instagram ahead of the upcoming Interpol General Assembly. The agency has created its accounts on both platforms with the user ID CBI-CEO. India will host the three-day Interpol General Assembly beginning on October 18. 195 countries are expected to participate in the General Assembly. ED and NIA are already present on social media, but CBI had kept its distance from social media till now. This time the General Assembly will discuss cybercrime, financial crime and child sexual abuse material on the Internet.
India will host the Interpol General Assembly after 25 years. Home Minister Amit Shah had proposed to Interpol General Secretary Jurgen Stock regarding hosting the General Assembly. The stock had met the Home Minister during his visit to India. Earlier in 1997, India had hosted the General Assembly.
The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of Interpol (International Police). It consists of representatives of 195 member countries. They meet every year. Representatives are usually ministers, police chiefs, central bureau chiefs and senior officials of the ministry.