New Delhi, Mar 21 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gave the go-ahead to the signing and ratifying of the Extradition Treaty between India and Belgium. Announcing this, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told newspersons that "the treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders, and other criminals from and to Belgium. After ratification, the treaty will enter into force from the date of exchange of instruments of ratification between India and Belgium."
Each party agrees to extradite to the other any person found in its territory, who is accused or convicted of an extraditable offence in the territory of the other party. An extraditable offence means an offence punishable under the laws of both the Parties with imprisonment for one year or more severe punishment.(UNI)