New Delhi: The three-day Home Secretary- level talks between India and Bangladesh will be held in Dhaka beginning September 2.
Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami will discuss with his Bangladesh counterpart Mozammel Haque Khan issues like cooperation in counter-terror initiatives, eviction of Indian insurgent groups from Bangladesh, curbing illegal cross-border movement of people and goods besides others.
The extradition of ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia, who has been in the custody of Bangladesh, and handing over of Bangladeshi criminals lodged in Indian jails will also figure during the delegation-level talks between the two sides.
Official sources said the two delegations, to be led by their Home Secretaries, are expected to raise issues related to border security, safety of border residents and illegal activities taking place along the over 4,000 km frontier.
India is expected to raise the issue of insurgents and other illegal elements who are reported to be hiding in the neighbouring country.
Besides, issues related to making the border more secure and peaceful would be discussed during the visit of the Indian delegation to Dhaka.
At the talks, the Indian side is expected to press for Chetia’s extradition to India as he has already expressed his desire to return.
Chetia was arrested in Bangladesh in 1997 and is under detention on completion of his seven-year jail term for cross-border intrusion, carrying fake passports and illegally keeping foreign currencies.
He has completed his prison term but is still being in jail in line with a Bangladeshi High Court directive in August, 2003 to keep him in safe custody until the government made a decision on his plea seeking political asylum in Bangladesh.