India, Australia to sign treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters

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New Delhi, Jan 17 : The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for signing of treaty between India and Australia on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

The treaty will improve the effectiveness of both countries in the investigation and prosecution of crime, including crime-related to terrorism and tracing restraint and forfeiture of the proceeds and instruments of crime, through cooperation and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

India has already signed similar treaties / agreements on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Canada, Russian Federation, France, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United State of America, South Africa, Bahrain, Thailand, Kuwait, South Korea, Singapor, Belarus, Mauritius, Spain, Mexico, Bulgaria and Vietnam.

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