19 February 2012

Postscript to day 75

During the last trial day, the judge reported about an email from the German Federal Criminal Police (BKA), stating that the investigations to track down potential witnesses for the trial had been taken over by the local Indian police.

What we forgot to mention is that the judge used the term 'regrettably' in this context. Obviously the judge finds it natural that the German police should conduct their own investigations in other countries, and considers it an insult if the authorities of that country dare to interfere with that. The same sentiment had been shown before by a German police witness who inspected the Taipan in Dubai – he was complaining that his team hadn't been allowed to board the ship alone and had always been accompanied by the Dubai police.