Chetia recently gave up his appeal for political asylum and now wants to return home.
Bangladesh has signed an extradition treaty with New Delhi, by which both countries have agreed to deport wanted ‘criminals’ hiding or lodged in jail.
Chetia was arrested in Dhaka on December 21, 1997, on charges of forging travel documents and possessing a satellite phone, currencies of 16 foreign countries and illegal arms. He had been sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment by a Bangladesh court. Though he had served his jail sentence for the offence till 2003, he is under detention.