Extradition: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Cabinet approves signing and ratification of extradition treaty with Belgium

Published: March 25, 2020

The Union Cabinet has recently approved the signing and ratification of an extradition treaty between India and Belgium. This ratification will enable the two countries to repatriate any person who is accused or convicted in an extraditable offence. An offence punishable under the laws of both the countries with imprisonment for one year or more is called an ..

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West Bengal government to construct ‘Safe Houses’for foreign ex-convicts in jail

Published: October 30, 2019

The West Bengal Government has decided to construct two Safe Houses for foreign prisoners, whose period of punishment have been completed and waiting for extradition . These houseswill come up at Bongaon and New Town in North 24 Paraganas District for stayingof foreign prisoners after completion of punishments in Indian jails. Accordingto National Crime Records Bureau ..

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HongKong launches new law of extradition despite opposition

Published: April 3, 2019

The leadership of Hong Kong has launched laws for changing the rules of extradition for allowing people to be sent back to mainland China for any trial, thereby standing against the growing opposition to a move which had the potential of eroding the legal protection of the city. As per the new laws which have ..

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UK Home Secretary approves extradition of Vijay Mallya to India

Published: February 5, 2019

The UK home secretary has ordered the extradition of Vijay Mallya over allegations of £1bn fraud. The UK home secretary noted that Vijay Mallya, the first to be declared Fugitive Economic Offender is accused in India of conspiracy to defraud, making false representations and money laundering offences. The liquor baron is still defiant and he ..

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Arvind Kumar Goel committee recommends cancellation of passport for NRIs who harass their wives

Published: September 19, 2017

The high-level committee headed by retired judge Arvind Kumar Goel has recommended that Non-resident Indians (NRIs) who harass or desert their wives could face impoundment or cancellation of their passport. The panel has also recommended that cases of domestic violence be included in the scope of extradition treaties that India inks with other countries. The ..

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