India to sign extradition treaty with Iran

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New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) The Union Cabinet today cleared a proposal for the signing and ratification of an extradition treaty between India and Iran, providing for a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Iran.

The Cabinet also gave approval for the signing of the agreement between the two countries on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

''It will provide a broad legal framework for bilateral cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the investigation and prosecution of crime, tracing, restraining or forfeiting of the proceeds and instruments of crime,'' Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told reporters.

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