Kochi: The Interpol (International Criminal Police Organisation) has issued a blue corner notice to locate the members of the group that migrated from Munambam on January 12. The state police had sought the help of Interpol in the same month and handed over the details of the suspects with photos and other details.
The Rural Police probing the case has confirmed that Interpol has issued the blue notice to trace the migrants to the 194 member countries. "The notice has been issued against 120-odd people who are part of a 243-member group which is suspected to have migrated from Munambam," M.J. Sojan, Additional Superintendent of Police, Aluva, who is heading the probe team, said. "The details of the remaining persons were not handed over to Interpol due to some missing details that are yet to be collected. Tracing one person from the group will enable them to nab all the members in no time," he added.
An Interpol notice is an international alert circulated by Interpol to communicate information about crimes, criminals and threats by police in a member state to their counterparts around the world.
Blue notice is issued to locate, identify or obtain information on a person of interest in a criminal investigation.
However, the police investigation has reached nowhere as they are not yet aware of the condition of the suspects and their destination.
It was on January 14, 13 bags were recovered from the boat yard near Maliankara and six from Cherai beachside that triggered suspicion that people, who came from New Delhi, were ferried to a foreign coast by a boat from Munambam. Later, 54 abandoned bags were recovered from Kodungalloor too.
All the recovered bags contained apparels, both of men and women, food items, mainly dry fruits and junk foods.
The police has so far arrested three persons in the case - Anilkumar of Venganoor in Thiruvananthapuram, Prabhu Dandapani and Ravi Raja of Madangir in New Delhi - in connection with the case....