Dhaka,Jan 14 (Agencies): Bangladesh and India have inked three crucial protocols to implement earlier pacts on security co-operation and exchange of prisoners signed during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's landmark New Delhi visit last year.


With the signing of the protocols, the three agreements on Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Mutual Legal  assistance in Criminal Matters and Combating Internationa terrorism,Organised Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking came into effect from Friday, " a Home Ministry He told reporters that Home Secretary Abdus Sobha Sikder and Indian High Commissioner Rajeet Mitter signed the protocols on Thursday on behalf of their respective governments.


The agreements were signed during Hasina's maiden India visit in January 2  Under the prisoners transfer agreement, Bangladesh and Indian prisoners serving in each -others jails could be exchanged to serve the rest of their terms in prisons of their own country.