PNB Rs 13,000-crore scam: Mehul Choksi removed from Interpol database of Red Notices
In 2018, Interpol issued a Red Notice against Mehul Choksi almost 10 months after he fled from India in January of that year. He fled from India to take refuge in Barbuda and in Antigua. He had taken citizenship here.
New Delhi: In 13,000-crore scam in the Punjab National Bank scam case, the name of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has been removed from the Interpol database of Red Notices on the basis of his plea to the Lyon-headquartered agency.
After this development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) remained tight-lipped.
What is Red Notice?
The Red Notice is said to be the highest form of an alert which is issued by the 195-member country-strong Interpol to law enforcement agencies worldwide to locate and provisionally surrender, arrest a person pending extradition, or maybe something similar legal action.
The matter had then gone to a five-member Interpol committee’s court, known as the Commission for Control of Files, which had cleared the RCN (Red Notice) rejecting his contentions.