India, Oman sign agreement on legal cooperation against crime

India and Oman Wednesday signed an agreement on legal and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and anti-terrorism.

IANS| Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014, 21:45 PM IST

New Delhi: India and Oman Wednesday signed an agreement on legal and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and anti-terrorism.

The agreement was signed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and visiting Omani Commerce and Industry Minister Ali Bin Masoud Al Sunaidy.

"The agreement provides for substantial engagement in the areas of pursuing and eliminating transnational crimes and terrorism in its different forms," a home ministry statement said.

It said the memorandum of agreement contains provisions for transfer of documents, records and assistance in investigation.

"The agreement will also be a deterrent to those who directly or indirectly obtain benefit from proceeds of crime," the statement said.

The statement said that Rajnath Singh also informed the delegation that India has experienced natural disasters like rain, flood and cyclones and was able to minimize the loss of human lives due to better forecasting methodology and adept handling of the ground situation.

"He also offered Indian expertise and experience in this field to Oman," the statement said.