Bangla: Working on Chetia deportation but no time-frame

The deportation of top ULFA leader Anup Chetia,who has been lodged in a jail for over a decade,may take some more time

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 23, 2013 1:53 am

The deportation of top ULFA leader Anup Chetia,who has been lodged in a jail for over a decade,may take some more time as Bangladesh said it was working on the issue of his deportation. “We are working on it. It is following its routine procedures. You will come to know (outcome) eventually,” senior secretary in Bangladesh’s Ministry of Home Affairs C Q K Mushtaq Ahmed said after meeting his counterpart Home Secretary Anil Goswami.

Ahmed said there was no fixed time-frame for the deportation of Chetia. “We will resolve the issue. We are working on it. Without any extradition treaty it went on… There is no quid pro quo,” Ahmed said when asked whether there was any give and take deal between India and Bangladesh. The ULFA ‘general secretary’ has been in jail in Bangladesh since 1997.

India and Bangladesh signed an extradition treaty early this year. “It is not that we are negotiating some vexed issued between the two countries. Actually these are the routine issues between the two countries,” Ahmed said after conclusion of home secretary-level talks,which began on July 19. The two countries discussed the ratification Land Boundary Agreement 1974 and the protocol signed in 2011 and noted that its early ratification will lay the long pending boundary related issues at rest,Goswami said in a joint statement. They also welcomed setting up of a Joint Task Force on fake currency notes and agreed that “the first meeting may be convened soon to develop a mechanism to deal with the menace”.

The Bangladesh home secretary urged immediate tracking,arrest and handing over of the killers of Bangabandhu,the father of the nation of Bangladesh,Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Goswami assured that India will continue to extend all possible assistance in this regard.

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