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    • Recently, the Interpol has rejected a second request by India to issue a Red Corner Notice against the Canada-based founder and legal advisor of the pro-Khalistan outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).

    Red Notice

    • It is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action.
    • It contains two main types of information:
      • Information to identify the wanted person, such as their name, date of birth, nationality, hair and eye colour, photographs and fingerprints if available.
      • Information related to the crime they are wanted for, which can typically be murder, rape, child abuse or armed robbery.
    • Red Notices are published by INTERPOL at the request of a member country, and must comply with INTERPOL’s Constitution and Rules. 
    • A Red Notice is not an international arrest warrant.


    • Its full name is the International Criminal Police Organisation and is an intergovernmental organisation .
    • It has 195 member countries and it  helps police in all of them to work together to make the world a safer place.
    • It is headquartered in Lyon, France.
    • In each country, an INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) provides the central point of contact for the General Secretariat and other NCBs. 
      • An NCB is run by national police officials and usually sits in the government ministry responsible for policing.
      • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is designated as the National Central Bureau of India.