Explained: What is a Blue Corner notice

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News:Interpol has issued a Blue Corner notice to help locate fugitive self-styled godman Nithyananda after the Gujarat Police had sought the agency’s intervention.

Facts:

About Interpol:

  • The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is an intergovernmental organization established in 1923.It is headquartered at Lyon,France. 
  • It facilitates worldwide police cooperation and crime control in around 194 countries.
  • Each of the member countries hosts an INTERPOL National Central Bureau(NCB).This connects their national law enforcement with other countries and with the General Secretariat of Interpol.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) is designated as the National Central Bureau of India.

Interpol Notices:

  • INTERPOL Notices are international requests for cooperation or alerts allowing police in member countries to share critical crime-related information.

Note:India will be hosting the 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022 after its proposal had received support of member countries.