INTERPOL issues Red Notice against Nirav Modi wife

On august 25, 2020, the Interpol issued red notice against Ami Modi, the wife of Nirav Modi. She is the prime suspect in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case. A red notice acts an international arrest warrant.


The red notice was issued in connection with money laundering case that was registered against Nirav Modi in India. Ami Modi had left India in 2018 before the investigating agencies began their investigation in the PNB scam.


  • The Enforcement Directorate name Ami an accused in March 2019
  • Nirav Modi was named an “Economic Fugitive Offender” under the Fugitive economic Offenders Act in December 2019
  • A special court was set up under Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The court ordered to confiscate movable and immovable properties of Nirav Modi.


INTERPOL is International Criminal Police Organization. It was established in 1923. The INTERPOL notices shall also be issued by International Criminal Tribunals, United Nations and International Criminal Court.


The following are the INTERPOL notices

  • Red Notice: It is issued to seek the arrest of a person. The person is in the wanted list of an international tribunal or by a judicial jurisdiction
  • Green Notice: It is issued to warn about the criminal activities of a person. The person is considered as a possible threat to public safety
  • Blue Notice: It is issued to obtain information about a person
  • Yellow Notice: To locate a missing person. It is also issued when a person is unable to identify himself or herself.
  • Black Notice: To seek information about unidentified bodies
  • Orange Notice: It is issued to process an imminent threat or danger to property or person
  • Purple Notice: To provide information on procedures, modus operandi, devices or hiding places.

The INTERPOL had already issued Red notice against Nehal, the brother of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi.