INTERPOL Red Notice Leads to Arrest in India; Man Accused of 1989 Murder in U.S.

A Bangladeshi accused of a 1989 murder in the United States was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport today by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). CBI is India’s central intelligence agency.

Mahfuz Huq was apparently residing in Bangladesh. An INTERPOL Red Notice had been issued against him at the request of U.S. authorities.

Huq had been living in Bangladesh allegedly under different identities and would constantly change his name, date of birth and passport. He was detained by immigration authorities in the national capital on arrival from Bangladesh and was handed over to police and was formally arrested.

Extradition proceedings to the U.S. will soon be underway following Huq’s arrest.

India’s usage of the Red Notice regime to identify and track down suspects and fugitives has recently been praised by the chief of Interpol. See the recent news article here.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Litigation.

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