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Bangladesh makes extradition with India easy

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Dhaka, July 18: The Bangladesh cabinet on Monday made extradition easy with India as it accepted the proposal by which no evidence of crime is required between the two neighbouring countries for extraditing convicted or under-trial suspects.

Unlike earlier, the new proposal allows extradition of the convicted and undertrial crimils merely if a court in any of the two countries issues an arrest warrant against them, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters following a cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasi.

According to clause 10/3 of the Extradition treaty with India, evidence alongside the warrant of arrest was needed to extradite such persons, the Daily Star reported.

The proposal was moved after the Indian government requested Bangladesh to make the extradition process easier.

India wanted a "complex" section of the treaty "simplified", said Alam.

The provision was brought in by amending a section of the existing Extradition treaty, which was enforced from October 23, 2013, between the two countries.


VITAL STATISTICS

No of FTs - 100

Cases pending - 2,07,954 (as on May 31, 2016)

Cases disposed - 2,12,000

Detected foreigners - 60,657

No of detected foreigners who went missing - 38,808

No of inmates in detention centres - 530

(The information was given by the government in response to a question by AGP MLA Utpal Dutta in the Assam Assembly today)


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