Red Corner Notices: How effective is it, there are over 600 pending
What is the success rate of a Red Corner Notice in India? While the Interpol is quick to issue an RCN, the success rate at which criminals are arrested is dismal. There are currently a little over 600 RCNs pending and the criminals against whom it has been issued remain elusive.
There is an RCN against Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon, Hafiz Saeed and others. While these notices have been issued long time back, the fact is that it has made no difference.
Most of the fugitives who seek refuge in Pakistan manage to easily dodge the red corner notices. They are advised to avoid traveling abroad. However in the case of Dawood there have been instances when he has traveled to Dubai on various occasions. He has traveled under the protection of the ISI and this is one of the reasons why he has managed to dodge arrest.
Red corner notices have also been issued against foreigners wanted for crimes in India.
However the West has not been too cooperative when it comes to extraditing its nationals. In the case of an Indian national, the process is easier explains an officer. This would call for better ties with these nations and a policy on such issues needs to be laid out strongly the officer also explains.