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Bangladesh & India Discuss on the Possibility of an Extradition Treaty - 2004-03-10


Dhaka and New Delhi have agreed to sign an extradition treaty that would allow each to handover criminals who cross over from the other country to escape the law.Home Minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury and the visiting Indian foreign secretary Shashank on Wednesday also agreed to give consular access to citizens of one country who are confined in jails of the other. The home minister informed journalists after the meeting that the Indian foreign secretary said New Delhi was willing to sign an extradition treaty. “Now it (extradition treaty) is with the inter-ministerial body and we are examining it,” Altaf told a group of newsmen. An extradition treaty gives diplomatic and legal coverage for the handover to one country of criminals taking refuge in another country. Altaf agreed in principle with the Indian foreign secretary on a simultaneous joint effort to combat ‘terrorism’ along the borders.

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