Shahrukh becomes new Ambassador for Interpol

In a rare honor, superstar Shahrukh Khan, has become a part of the world’s biggest police organization to create awareness against crime. The crime in these days has taken obnoxious form and has also increased in numbers. The recent video which showed teens shooting a man to death on the streets of Delhi was quite alarming. Also, the growing involvement of juveniles in violence against women has become order of the day.
Internationally, crime has now taken dangerous proportions and thus the latest initiative of Interpol to make renowned public figures as ambassadors to make people aware of the ways to prevent crime from happening is laudable. Shahrukh Khan is the first Indian actor who joins famous names as Jackie Chan, Lionel Messi, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen in Interpol ambassadors list.
Interpol is a large network of police forces from 190 countries across the world. It is an organization which helps to combat and track crime and criminals which cross borders. Every member country has a dedicated office for Interpol. Interpol has both police and civilians as its staffers and thus is very effective against handling crime. Civilians are usually employed in finance, legal concerns and HR. The total number of people who can be employed at one time are 650 from across 90 different countries. Each member should have essential knowledge of atleast one of the four essential languages viz. English, French, Arabic and Spanish.
Interpol is able to identify, trace and catch international criminals who are on a run by using a secure police internet known as I-24/7. The police can access this through an I-link portal. This portal is also used to see the most wanted list of Interpol and raise alerts.
Another notable hub of Interpol is CCC i.e. its Command and Control Centre which works 24/7/365. It is like a central control room which coordinates all the activities of Interpol. It has regional centres at Lyon, France and Argentina. The next branch is due to open in Singapore. The staff at CCC are operating all the year round exchanging vital information by sending messages and alerts across the globe.
“It’s a very special honor to be a part of Interpol’s Turn Back Crime Campaign as an ambassador…I believe we can, we should, and we must stand together against the few who commit crimes against any human being, in whatever form or guise these crimes might take,” SRK stated in an Interpol press release issued from Lyon.

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