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Blue Corner Notice of Interpol

Why is it in the news?

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to issue a Blue Corner Notice against a Member of Parliament who fled to Germany on a diplomatic passport following allegations of sexual abuse.

More about the news

  • The Blue Corner Notice is a significant tool in international law enforcement and is part of Interpol’s system of colour-coded notices.
  • Its purpose is to collect additional information about a person’s identity, location, or activities in relation to a criminal investigation.
  • This notice enables countries to share alerts and requests for information on wanted persons or crimes worldwide.
  • In the context of the CBI, Blue Notices are referred to as ‘B Series (Blue) Notices’ or ‘Enquiry Notices.’
  • They are issued for various reasons, including verifying someone’s identity, obtaining details of a person’s criminal record, locating missing individuals, identifying international criminals, or individuals wanted for ordinary criminal law violations, whose extradition may be requested.

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