NEW DELHI, Nov 17 - Buoyed by successful swap of ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia and alleged killer Nur Hossein, India and Bangladesh pledged in Dhaka to extradite detainees in the Home Secretary-level meeting. �The two sides have discussed about extradition of detainees,� top officials said.
The Home Secretaries of the two countries also discussed about handing over of the hardened criminals, who are now believed to be hiding in Bangladesh and India. India also conveyed to Dhaka that the whereabouts of the convict killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was not known.
�If the convict killers are found in India, they will be sent back to Bangladesh,� officials assured.
The 15-member Indian delegation was led by Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi, while 18-member Bangladeshi delegation was led by its Home Secretary, Mozammel Haque Khan. Both the delegations comprised representatives of the border forces, Department of Narcotics Control, Home and Foreign offices of the respective countries.
India raised the issue of cattle smuggling and illegal infiltration, seeking Dhaka�s cooperation to fully control these crimes, sources said.
India further urged Bangladesh to hand over Indian terrorist groups taking shelter in Bangladesh territory. Discussion on security and border management issues, terrorism and militancy dominated the talks against the backdrop of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, sources said.