After updating and reviewing the list, the new list has been put forth. But the CBI has also added a disclaimer to it stating that the agency is not responsible for the information provided by the states. The new list consists of persons against whom Interpol notices have been issued, with further verification carried out by sending the information to the respective state police who was asked to give updates on their whereabouts and status.
The earlier flawed list caused considerable embarrassment to the UPA government with the Home Minister P Chidambaram having to admit the mistake. The not-so-friendly neighbour, Pakistan had also chided India on the apparent goof-up. The list had consisted names of convicts who were believed to be in Pakistan while they were lodged in Mumbai prison.
The latest list consists of 143 names with more to be added as when the states send over the pertaining information from their end.
An official from the CBI has been quoted as saying, "We have written to the states asking them to send an updated list of their most wanted people. The red notices were issued by Interpol on the request of CBI from the input provided by the states. However, we have not received any replies from the states. Most states do not have data and have expressed their inability to update the list. We have decided that the our local team in these states will contact the authorities and try to verify the names against whom the red notices have been issued." They also intend to take up the matter with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).