The UAE Cabinet has approved the extradition agreement that the Gulf nation had signed with India for facilitating the transfer of Indian convicts to spend the remaining jail term in their home country.

The agreement, which was signed by the two countries in November last year, is expected to help around 1,200 Indian prisoners who have been languishing in UAE prisons.

As per the agreement, Indian prisoners in the UAE jails, those who have been sentenced, will have a choice to spend the remaining prison term in India.

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

(This article was published on December 10, 2012)
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