New Delhi. Khalistan supporter and radical leader Amritpal Singh has become a headache for the Punjab Police. Even his shadow has not been found in the continuous raids of many teams of Punjab Police. In such a situation, the question has started to arise whether Amritpal Singh has taken refuge in a foreign country by crossing the border of the country. 6 FIRs have been registered against Amritpal and the National Security Act (NSA) has been imposed. Now if he is hiding in some other country, then it can be difficult to bring him back to India, because we do not have extradition treaty with many countries.
If we take a look at some of the earlier cases, there are many criminals like Nirav Modi, Abu Salem and Mehul Choksi, who went to other countries after committing the crime. In the case of Mehul Choksi, recently the Interpol i.e. International Police Force removed the Red Corner Notice. It can also happen that these accused of defrauding crores of rupees in PNB get away cleanly. Running abroad sometimes becomes a big escape route for criminals. Many places are being raided to catch Amritpal Singh, who has been absconding for 4 days, but there is no clue of him. There are also speculations about his entering Pakistan or Nepal. Due to this apprehension, strict monitoring is being done on the border. If he reaches Pakistan then it can be very difficult to bring him. Even after reaching Nepal, it will not be easy to trace him.
Now fugitives are brought to the country through extradition treaty
Now the question is that if the fugitive criminals run away abroad, how do they get caught. Extradition treaty or extradition treaty comes in handy for this. To extradite means to return. This treaty was done in the case of criminals at the international level.
with whom we have a treaty
India has extradition treaties with 48 countries. It also includes big countries like America, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. And we have extradition arrangement with 12 countries. The difference between the two is the same as between a written and a spoken promise. It can also happen in the arrangement that the country may not hand over the criminal to another country later on under the guise of any law.
There is no agreement with these countries
We do not have extradition treaty with neighboring countries. This includes Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Maldives and Myanmar. This treaty with Nepal is also not very effective. India and Nepal had signed an extradition treaty in October 1953 during the Koirala government, but later the need for revision was felt. Many times since 2006, both the countries came close to signing the agreement but stopped due to one reason or the other. The intention of China is also considered behind this.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 21, 2023, 19:43 IST