UAE Cabinet approves extradition treaty with India

Dubai: The UAE Cabinet has approved an extradition agreement with India which will allow the transfer of around 1,200 Indian convicts languishing in the Gulf nation to their home country to spend the remaining jail term.

The agreement was signed by the two countries in November last year. The treaty is expected to help around 1,200 Indian prisoners who are serving jail term in UAE prisons.

As per the agreement approved by the Cabinet yesterday, Indian prisoners in the UAE jails, those who have been sentenced, will have a choice to spend the remaining prison term in India, state-run WAM news agency reported.

A similar agreement signed between the UAE and Pakistan was also ratified and the arrangement of transport procedures was discussed.