India hopeful to get Kidney kingpin extradited from Nepal soon

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New Delhi, Feb 8 (UNI) Eventhough the extradition treaty between India and Nepal has not yet been renewed, the government is hopeful that the Kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar, who was arrested in the Himalayan Kingdom, would soon be brought back to the country to face the law.

Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal today told reporters here that India and Nepal have very close and historic relationship, so there should not be any problem in the extradition of Amit Kumar. In fact, it will be faster and without much hiccup from Nepal as compared to any other country, he said.

Pointing out that India has not yet formally received report from the Nepalese government regarding the arrest of kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar from a luxury forest resort in Sauraha in Southern Nepal, he said that the government was confident that the extradition would be faster and much more easier compared to other countries.

He said that the border with Nepal was porous due to which many a time criminals cross it, Mr Jaiswal said that steps were being taken to check such crimes.

Asked why the government has not yet approached the Nepal government for the extradition, Mr Kumar said that the External Affairs Ministry would do the formalities. But first there has to be a formal intimation about the arrest by the neighbouring country, he pointed out.

Kumar, who fled from his Gurgaon home before the police raid, had crossed the porous border following which Interpol had issued a red corner notice. Following this he was reportedly arrested by the Nepalese police from Hotel Wildlife, in the Chitwan National reserve.

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