Cabinet nod to Indo-Bangladesh extradition pact

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 14:50 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Indian cabinet Thursday gave its nod to a proposed extradition treaty with Bangladesh paving the way for deportation of key ULFA militants jailed there, government sources here said.

The cabinet approved the draft treaty at a meting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The much-awaited treaty is likely to be signed during Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's visit to Dhaka Jan 28. The Bangladesh government has agreed to some modifications in the agreement, the sources said.

Home ministry sources said the treaty will allow India to secure deportation of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) militant Anup Chetia, jailed in Bangladesh, besides other insurgents from the northeast who have been hiding in the neighbouring country.

Dhaka would benefit from the pact in the same way, said the sources.

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