New Delhi: As a positive development in the Indo-Bangla relations, ULFA leader Anoop Chetia will soon be brought to India under the extradition treaty to be signed between the two neighbouring nations. After the accord, the passage for bringing the ULFA militants lodged in the Bangladeshi jails will be cleared.

In turn, India has promised Bangladesh to extend all possible help to find the killers of its Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The statement issued after the 12th round of Home Secretary-level talks held between India and Bangladesh confirmed the agreement of both the nations on the treaty. Later, Home Secretary RK Singh said, “The exchange of draft of the extradition treaty has already been completed and it will soon be cleared after the inter-ministerial discussion.”

According to sources, the treaty will be applied within two months and ultimately enable the extradition of Chetia, lodged in the Bangladeshi jail since 1997, to India.

During the talks, both the nations agreed to cooperate on mutual legal assistance and to prevent organized crime and smuggling of narcotics and psychotropic substances. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had signed on the agreements during his visit to Bangladesh in January.

Also, an agreement was reached on Combined Border Management Policy during the Bangladesh visit of Home Minister P Chidambaram in July.

While the issue of illegal immigrants coming from Bangladesh was raised by India, Bangladesh also cited the issue of Indians overstaying on its soil.  
 
The two nations agreed on forming a system by which the nationality of the prisoners lodged in jails of both the countries can be identified, to send them to their respective countries.

The next round of talks in this regard will be held in Dhaka.

JPN/Bureau