Cabinet okays proposal to simplify Indo-Bangla extradition treaty

Cabinet okays proposal to simplify Indo-Bangla extradition treaty

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Dhaka – The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to amend the existing ‘Treaty between Bangladesh and India relating to extradition’ for simplifying the existing extradition process of accused between the two countries, UNB news agency reports.The approval came from the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said the Indian government has proposed to simplify the existing extradition treaty by amending the clause 10/3. Later, the Ministry of Home Affairs brought this proposal before the Cabinet which then amended it.
He said both India and Bangladesh can now extradite any accused for his or her trial if any judge, magistrate, tribunal and competent authority of the respective countries issue warrant for the arrest against him or her.
Shafiul Alam said earlier the extradition process was a bit complicated as there was a need to show evidence alongside the warrant of arrest against the accused for his or her extradition. “But, as per the amendment, there will be no need to show evidence against accused.”
He said this treaty became effective between the two neighbouring countries on October 23, 2013.

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