Interpol issues Blue Corner Notice against Nithyananda

Interpol has issued a Blue Corner Notice seeking information about controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda who is believed to have fled the country after registration of a case in November last year for wrongful confinement and abduction of three children living in his 'ashram' near Ahmedabad, police said.

The details about the Blue Corner Notice were mentioned in the chargesheet filed by the Ahmedabad Rural Police in a local court on Wednesday.

A Blue Corner Notice is issued by the international police cooperation body to collect additional information from its member countries about a person's identity, location or activities in relation to a crime.

Police are now trying to get a Red Corner Notice issued against the godman by the Interpol, a senior police officer said.

Nithyananda is believed to have fled the country after an FIR was registered against him at Vivekanand Nagar police station in Ahmedabad district in November last year, he said.