Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet on Monday made extradition easy with India as it accepted the proposal by which no evidence of crime is required between the two neighbouring countries for extraditing convicted or under-trial suspects.
Unlike earlier, the new proposal allows extradition of the convicted and undertrial criminals merely if a court in any of the two countries issues an arrest warrant against them, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters following a cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to clause 10/3 of the Extradition treaty with India, evidence alongside the warrant of arrest was needed to extradite such persons, the Daily Star reported.
The proposal was moved after the Indian government requested Bangladesh to make the extradition process easier.
India wanted a “complex” section of the treaty “simplified”, said Alam.
The provision was brought in by amending a section of the existing Extradition treaty, which was enforced from October 23, 2013, between the two countries.