NEW DELHI, March 21 � With the elections fast approaching, the issue of extradition of ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia appears to have taken a back seat.
This became evident when the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, M Shahidul Haque, called on Home Secretary Anil Goswami, but the issue did not figure during the discussion.
When asked, the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh told this newspaper that the issue of Chetia�s extradition did not figure in discussions with the Home Secretary, as such issues are normally taken up at Home Secretary-level talks.
Haque, however, added that border issues did figure during the discussions. India and Bangladesh have a long border and some issues are bound to take place, but �we are working together to resolve such issues,� he said.
As reported, Chetia�s extradition has run into trouble because of a pending petition in a court in Bangladesh. The ULFA general secretary�s presence is being desperately sought by the pro-talk group of the outfit.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Secretary said that Bangladesh has some issues about the visa on arrival, which the Home Secretary said he would look into.
The visiting Foreign Secretary called on the secretaries of Ministries of Water Resources, Power, Textile, besides External Affairs.