Red Corner Notice empowers police of 190 member-countries to locate and arrest Nirav Modi.
New Delhi: Finally, the Interpol on Monday issued a red corner notice (RCN) against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi for money laundering in the Rs 13,400-crore Punjab National Bank fraud.
The RCN is expected to empower police of 190 member-countries to locate and arrest the diamantaire. Once he is arrested, India will have to move for his extradition within 30 days.
The Interpol red corner notice urges its member countries to detain or arrest an accused who is wanted in a country. The Interpol has put out Nirav Modi’s photo and has shared his age and other details on its website.
The Central Bureau of Investigation had approached Interpol last month seeking issuance of RCN against Nirav Modi.
Nirav and his uncle Mehul Choksi fled the country in the first week of January, days before the PNB was able to detect the fraud.
According to the information from the UK, Nirav managed to travel across several countries – US, Hong Kong, France and the UK — even after the Indian government informed the Interpol that his passport had been revoked.