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Shinde set for 3-day Dhaka trip

New Delhi, Jan. 11: Travelling between India and Bangladesh will be easier and extradition of prisoners possible soon, after Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde visits Dhaka this month.

On his three-day visit from January 28, Shinde will sign a revised travel agreement and an extradition treaty with Bangladesh that were agreed during his counterpart M.K Alamgir’s visit to India last month.

The new travel rules will allow Bangladeshi patients who come to India for treatment to be accompanied by three attendants instead of two who are allowed now.

The extradition treaty will help Delhi bring back Indian insurgent leaders living in Bangladesh like Anup Chetia.

In the absence of such a treaty, Bangladesh and India are known to have had an “informal” arrangement of handing over militants to each others’ border forces. The entire Ulfa leadership in talks with the Centre is believed to have come through this arrangement.