Indo-Bangladesh extradition treaty comes into effect

Screenshot_1The India and Bangladesh extradition treaty came into effect with the handing over of the instruments of ratification. The treaty was signed in January 2013.

How would Indo-Bangladesh Extradition Treaty help?

With the treaty coming into effect, both the nations will be able to exchange convicts and under trials as required. The treaty provides for extradition of convicts sentenced to more than one year of imprisonment, but is not applicable to political prisoners and asylum seekers. Both the sides can nullify the treaty at six month’s notice. The treaty will facilitate India to extradite ULFA leader Anup Chetia, while it will allow Bangladesh to take back fugitive criminals from India like Sazzad Hossain and put them to trial.

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