Embarrassed with the goof-up in the list of most wanted accused, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday withdrew the list of accused for whom Interpol Red Corner Notice had been given as those wanted by the agency in connection with other cases.
The list was taken off from the official website of the CBI after the agency announced late Thursday that it will update the list before making it public.
The action comes close on the heels after it was found that an accused — Feroz Abdul Khan who figured on the list of 50 accused sent to Pakistan was lodged in Arthur Road Prison in Mumbai.
The CBI had issued an Interpol RCN against Khan in 1994 but the notice was not withdrawn even after the agency has got his custody.
Khan is alleged to have facilitated transport and distribution of arms and ammunitions during and after the blast. Mumbai police had alleged that following Dawood Ibrahim’s instructions, Khan arranged for landing of arms allegedly used in the blast.
After the blooper came to light, CBI director A.P. Singh ordered a complete review of the Interpol wing and the most wanted list will be thoroughly scrutinised in consultation with state police and other agencies.
In the second instance, the name of Raj Kumar Meghen, a United National Libration Front leader, figures in the list.
He is now in the custody of the National Investigation Agency.
His name continues to figure on the Interpol watch list for terrorism, use of explosives and organised crime.
Earlier, Wazhul Kamar Khan, whose name had also figured in India’s most wanted list handed over to Pakistan, was traced to Mumbai.