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Extradition Treaty Dhaka, Delhi exchange ratification documents

Bangladesh on 24 October 2013
Location : Bangladesh | Source : The Daily Star

Bangladesh and India yesterday exchanged the instruments of ratification of the extradition treaty paving the way for exchanging convicts, criminals and other wanted elements between the two neighbours.

The treaty, which was signed on January 28 in Dhaka during the visit of Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, came into effect with the exchange of the instruments.

Senior Home Secretary CQK Mustaq Ahmed and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran signed the instruments and exchanged those at the Secretariat in the presence of Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir.

Speaking at the ceremony, Pankaj Saran hoped that this treaty would contribute to further strengthen the mutual security of the countries. “It will help the law enforcement agencies of both sides to cooperate better to tackle the common problems,” he said.

According to the treaty, either country will have the rights to turn down extradition requests if they feel their sovereignty and national security threatened for this.

The Bangladesh cabinet ratified the treaty on October 7 while India did the same earlier.

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