India, Indonesia signed pact to cooperate on criminal matters

Sep 10, 2015 17:41 IST

India and Indonesia on 9 September 2015 signed a pact for repatriation of wanted prisoners and cooperation in all criminal matters including gathering evidence.
In this regard, Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued an official gazette notification for service or execution of summons or warrant in relation to criminal matters in both countries.

Under the agreement, India will execute summons to an accused person or to any person requiring to attend and produce documents or a search-warrant issued by an Indonesian court. While, Indonesia will reciprocate with similar action, if there is any request from any Indian court.

Such summons or warrant shall be sent to the Internal Security Division-II of the Ministry for transmission to the central authority, that is, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia.

Moreover, the summons for attendance of a person in course of an investigation or inquiry in any criminal case, to be served in Indonesia, shall be issued in a particular format and sent to the Internal Security Division-II of the Union Home Ministry for transmission to the central authority.

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