Cabinet clears extradition treaty with Bangladesh

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 18:25 hrs

New Delhi: The government on Thursday approved the extradition treaty with Bangladesh proposed to be signed during home minister Sushilkumar Shinde's visit to Dhaka beginning Monday.

The long-awaited treaty was cleared by the Cabinet at its meeting, presided by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, after Bangladesh government made minor modifications in the draft.

The extradition treaty is expected to pave the way for deportation of jailed Ulfa "general secretary" Anup Chetia and many other insurgents from the northeast who have been hiding in Bangladesh.

Similarly, it will also help Dhaka in getting back its criminals who are currently lodged in Indian jails.

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