WANTED… 110 fugitives across the world

RSTV Bureau

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India is seeking to extradite 110 fugitives across several countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, the government told Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

Tabling a written reply in the upper house, government said that requests for extradition of 110 fugitives are at various stages of execution in various countries.

The US, UAE, the UK, Canada, Germany, Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran, Singapore, Australia, Nigeria, Denmark, South Africa and France are among the 47 countries with which India has inked the treaty till date, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

India has also entered into extradition arrangements with nine more countries, he said.

“We have sought extradition of fugitives who are wanted for crimes in India from foreign countries. 110 such requests for extradition of fugitives who are wanted in India are at various stages of execution with various foreign countries,” VK Singh said.

“As per available information, 62 criminal fugitives, including those wanted for crimes related to terrorism, have been successfully brought back to Indian since 2002,” the MoS External Affairs told the house in his reply.

(With inputs from the PTI)

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