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Hong Kong can take call on Nirav�s arrest

By The Assam Tribune
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BEIJING, April 9 - The chances of the arrest of Nirav Modi in Hong Kong brightened today after China said the special administrative region which functioned under its effective control can take a decision over the issue based on its laws and judicial assistance agreements.

India has reportedly sought Modi�s arrest under the �Surrender of Fugitive Offenders Agreement� with Hong Kong.

India�s Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told Parliament last week that his ministry had sought the provisional arrest of Modi by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said �according to... basic law of HKSAR, under the assistance and authorisation of the central government the HKSAR can make proper arrangement on judicial mutual assistance with other countries...

�...we believe HKSAR will follow the basic law and relevant laws and under relevant judicial agreements with India with the relevant issue,� he said.

Now that China said Hong Kong could act based on judicial agreements, officials say the �Surrender of Fugitive Offenders Agreement� between Hong Kong and India could come into play. � PTI

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Hong Kong can take call on Nirav�s arrest

BEIJING, April 9 - The chances of the arrest of Nirav Modi in Hong Kong brightened today after China said the special administrative region which functioned under its effective control can take a decision over the issue based on its laws and judicial assistance agreements.

India has reportedly sought Modi�s arrest under the �Surrender of Fugitive Offenders Agreement� with Hong Kong.

India�s Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told Parliament last week that his ministry had sought the provisional arrest of Modi by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said �according to... basic law of HKSAR, under the assistance and authorisation of the central government the HKSAR can make proper arrangement on judicial mutual assistance with other countries...

�...we believe HKSAR will follow the basic law and relevant laws and under relevant judicial agreements with India with the relevant issue,� he said.

Now that China said Hong Kong could act based on judicial agreements, officials say the �Surrender of Fugitive Offenders Agreement� between Hong Kong and India could come into play. � PTI

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