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Working on issue of Anup Chetia`s deportation: Bangladesh

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 21:08

New Delhi: Bangladesh on Monday said it was working on the issue of deportation of ULFA leader Anup Chetia, who is lodged in a jail in that country for over a decade.

"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 told reporters here.
He said there was no fixed timeframe 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 on Chetia`s deportation.

The ULFA `general secretary` has been in jail in Bangladesh since 1997.
India and Bangladesh has signed an extradition treaty early this year.
"This is a regular series of meetings that we are having. The relations between India and Bangladesh are based on good will and mutual faith.

"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, with his counterpart Anil Goswami here.

The two nations 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".

First Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 21:07
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