Types of Notices of Interpol

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The Interpol has recently rejected India’s request to issue a Red Corner Notice against Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.


  • Mandate: It is an international organization facilitating international police cooperation against cross-border terrorism, trafficking, and other crime.
  • Governance: All decisions regarding the activities of INTERPOL are made by the General Assembly which is it’s supreme governing body which meets annually.
  • Status: It is ‘NOT’ a unit or part of united nation system. It is an independent international organization.
  • National Central Bureau (NCB):
    • It has a National Central Bureau (NCB) in each member country, which is the central point of contact for both the general secretariat and the other NCBs around the world.
    • Each NCB is run by police officials of that country, and usually sits in the government ministry responsible for policing. (Union Home Ministry in India.)
    • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) represents Interpol in India as the country's national central bureau.
  • HQ: Lyon in France.
  • Founded in: 1923. 


Types of Notices:

  • It issues 8 type of notices (7 of which are colour-coded) which are in the form of alert/requests allowing police in member countries to share critical crime-related information.
  • Red Notice
    • To seek the location and arrest of a person wanted by a judicial jurisdiction or an international tribunal with a view to his/her extradition.
    • It is the "closest instrument to an international arrest warrant”.
  • Blue Notice
    • To locate, identify or obtain information on a person of interest in a criminal investigation.
  • Green Notice
    • To warn about a person's criminal activities if that person is considered to be a possible threat to public safety.
  • Yellow Notice
    • To locate a missing person or to identify a person unable to identify himself/herself.
  • Black Notice
    • To seek information on unidentified bodies.
  • Orange Notice
    • To warn of an event, a person, an object or a process representing an imminent threat and danger to persons or property.
  • Purple Notice
    • To provide information on modus operandi, procedures, objects, devices or hiding places used by criminals.
  • Interpol-UNSC Special Notice
    • To inform Interpol's members that an individual or an entity is subject to UN sanctions.


Source : Indian Express