Informal translation of the transcript of the Debate on Intercountry Adoption in Dutch Parliament – Rahul Case

Informal translation of the transcript of the Debate on Intercountry Adoption in Dutch Parliament – 19 April 2012 – page 32

ON THE ‚RAHUL CASE‘ – the allegedly kidnapped child from India, adopted by a Dutch couple

Speaker: Secretary of State Fred Teeven

Then I turn to India. India is indeed a story apart. I remember that from the time that I was sitting at the other side of the table. Then I also spoke about India.

With the information-exchange with the Indian Central authority in India things are not very smooth. I remind the fact that the information from the Central Authority in India dates from September 2007. At that time, the Central Bureau of Investigation of India initiated an investigation. Since then we did not hear much from the Indian authorities. I am not satisfied with that, and in this I express myself carefully. I hereby inform the Committee that I have decided to invite the Indian Ambassador for a meeting at the Ministry in order to provide clarity on this issue.
LINK Transcript Parliament

This is quite a change of heart of Secretary of State Fred Teeven, as in his letter of 22 December 2011 he informed the Dutch Parliament that he had not received any news from the Indian authorities, and did not expect to receive it in future. However, if ever news would reach him, he would inform the Dutch Parliament.
LINK Letter 22 December 2011

So, now there is a pro-active approach.

ACT welcomes this approach, as ACT posesses a certified copy of the CBI investigation.  So, it exists…

Also, the Indian family whose child was allegedly kidnapped, transmitted this CBI investigation to the Dutch police in June 2011. As reported by Dutch TV Netwerk