The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 October 2017 gave its approval for the signing and ratification of the Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania.
With the approval of the treaty, it would now provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals to and from Lithuania.
What does Extradition mean?
It is the act of evicting or forcing someone to return for trial to another country or state where they have been accused or convicted of a crime.
What is the purpose of the treaty?
The Treaty would help in extradition of fugitive criminals including terrorists for criminal prosecutions from Lithuania who may have committed crimes against India.
It will bring the criminals to justice, with a view to ensure peace and tranquillity to public at large.
Who: Union Cabinet