Bangladesh, India to sign extradition treaty: Report
Dhaka was also expected to hand over a list of around 800 wanted criminals believed to have taken refuge in India, a report said.india Updated: Aug 23, 2006 16:43 IST
Bangladesh and India are likely to sign an extradition treaty at the end of a four-day meeting of top interior ministry officials from the two countries, a report said on Wednesday.
The talks are due to start on Thursday, the Independent daily said, quoting a Bangladesh Home Ministry official speaking on condition of anonymity.
A draft extradition treaty between the countries was prepared following talks in Dhaka earlier this year.
Law Minister Moudud Ahmed has said Bangladesh holds around 5,000 foreigners from India and Myanmar who cannot be repatriated because there is no extradition treaty with either country.
Some have already completed their jail terms.
Dhaka was also expected to hand over a list of around 800 wanted criminals believed to have taken refuge in India, the report added.
The two countries share a 4,000-kilometre border, making it easy for criminals to cross undetected.
Bangladesh has signed only one extradition treaty to date, with Thailand.