On January 22, 2019, Interpol issued a Blue Corner Notice to help in locating the fugitive Nityananda.
- Following the Gujarat Police’s demand for Interpol to intervene in this regard, the organization has issued a blue corner notice to help in locating the fugitive Nityananda.
- It is noteworthy that Nityananda is accused of rape and sexual exploitation and has allegedly escaped from India and formed a new country called ‘Kailasa’.
- In the future, a Red Corner Notice related to the arrest can also be issued.
Notice issued by Interpol:
The notice to be issued by Interpol is an international request for assistance or alert (Alert) in sharing important information related to crime to the police in the member countries.
Types of notices: There are mainly 7 types of notices issued by Interpol.
- Red Notice: This notice allows security agencies in all Interpol member countries to track and arrest suspects so that extradition proceedings can be initiated against them.
- Yellow Notice: For help in finding missing minors or identifying individuals (who are unable to identify themselves).
- Black Notice: To get information about unknown dead bodies.
- Green notice: issuing a warning about the criminal activities of a person who is considered a potential threat to public safety.
- Orange Notice: To warn of an incident, person, thing or process as a serious and imminent threat to public safety.
- Purple Notice: To provide information about the places, processes, objects, equipment, or their hiding places used by criminals.
- Blue Notice: This notice is issued to collect additional information about a person’s identity, place or activities in relation to a crime.
- Interpol-United Nations Security Council Special Notice: Issued for groups and individuals who are subject to UNSC (United Nation Security Council) sanctions.
What is Blue Corner Notice?
This notice is issued to collect additional information about a person’s identity, place or activities in relation to a crime.
It is important to note that the Blue Notice on the website of the Central Bureau of Investigation () has been referred to as the ‘B Series (Blue) Notice’.
A ‘B’ series notice is also called an ‘inquiry notice’ and is used to verify someone’s identity, obtain details of a person’s criminal record, or for someone who is a missing or unknown international criminal or in violation of general criminal law. If convicted, it may be issued to seek or request extradition.
- The full name of Interpol is the International Criminal Police Organization.
- It is an international organization that collaborates between the police of various countries to catch international criminals.
- It is headquartered in the city of Lyon, France.