Sri Lanka to return Indian prisoners below SAARC prisoner trade settlement – Occasions of India


COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will hand over two Indian prisoners, who’ve been serving life imprisonment within the island nation, to India on Wednesday and Thursday below the SAARC prisoners trade settlement, a senior jail official mentioned right here.
Jail Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake advised PTI that the extra secretary to the ministry of justice has knowledgeable the commissioner basic of prisons to launch the 2 Indian nationals.
“They are going to be handed over to the Indian police officers on the Colombo worldwide airport in the present day (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday),” he mentioned with out figuring out the 2 Indians to guard their privateness.
One of many convicts serving life imprisonment has been in jail for over 12 years for possession and Import of narcotics and charged below the Poisons, Opium And Harmful Medicine (Modification) Act, Ekanayake mentioned.
The second, charged below the Harmful Medicine Act, is serving in a jail right here over the past 6 years.
The India-Sri Lanka bilateral settlement on the Switch of Sentenced Individuals was signed in June 2010, paving the best way for the switch of prisoners to jails of their residence nation.
The settlement gives for the circumstances below which such transfers can happen and the varied obligations of the transferring State and the receiving State.

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