Cabinet amends Bangladesh-India Extradition Treaty
Cabinet correspondent: The cabinet today approved a proposal for amending the existing “Treaty between Bangladesh and India Relating to Extradition” for simplifying the current extradition process of the accused between the two countries.
The approval came from the regular weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat today with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
After the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters.
He said the Indian government has proposed to simplify the existing treaty through amending the clause 10/3, adding as per the proposal, the home ministry placed this amendment before the cabinet today.
Alam said from now on both Bangladesh and India can extradite any accused for his or her trial to each other country if any judge, magistrate, tribunal and competent authority of the respective countries issue warrant for arrest against him or her.
The cabinet secretary said a bit complexity exists in the present extradition process as there is a need to show evidence alongside the warrant for arrest against the accused for his or her extradition. “But, as per the amendment, there will be no need to show evidence against the accused,” he said.
He also informed that the current extradition treaty between the two neighboring countries was effective on October 23, 2013.