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


Types of Notices sent by Interpol

  • Red Notice – To seek the location and arrest of wanted persons wanted for prosecution or to serve a sentence.
  • Yellow Notice – To help locate missing persons, often minors, or to help identify persons who are unable to identify themselves.
  • Blue Notice – To collect additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities in relation to a crime.
  • Black Notice – To seek information on unidentified bodies.
  • Green Notice – To provide warning about a person’s criminal activities, where the person is considered to be a possible threat to public safety.
  • Orange Notice – To warn of an event, a person, an object or a process representing a serious and imminent threat to public safety.
  • Purple Notice – To seek or provide information on modus operandi, objects, devices and concealment methods used by criminals.



  • Interpol is the world’s largest international police organisation, with 184 member countries.
  • Established in 1923, it enables cross-border police cooperation, and supports and assists all organisations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime.
  • The headquarters of Interpol is located at Lyon, France.
  • Interpol has objectives to facilitate international police cooperation even where diplomatic relations are not present between certain countries.
  • Action is taken within the limits of existing laws in different countries and in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Interpol’s constitution prohibits ‘any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.’
  • 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 via a secure global police communications network called I-24/7.