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.
- 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 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.