India, Bosnia-Herzegovina sign mutual legal assistance treaty

Last Updated: Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 18:28

New Delhi: India and Bosnia-Herzegovina
on Thursday signed a mutual legal assistance treaty in criminal
matters which is expected to strengthen co-operation between
the two countries on internal security.

The treaty aims at improving effectiveness of the two
countries in investigation and prosecution of crime including
crime related to terrorism and confiscation of proceeds and
instruments of crime.

The agreement, signed by Union Minister of State for
Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Minister of Justice Barisa Colak, will come into force after
exchange of instruments of ratification, a Home Ministry
statement said today.

It will also apply to any request for legal assistance
relating to acts committed before the agreement`s entry into
force.

Two bilateral treaties--agreement on transfer of
Sentenced Persons and extradition treaty will also be
negotiated between the two sides.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina delegation is here on a two-day
visit that will conclude tomorrow.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 18:28

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