India and Maldives Signing Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval today for signing of a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Criminal Matters between India and the Maldives.The Treaty aims to enhance effectiveness of both countries in investigation and prosecution of crime, through cooperation and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

In the context of transnational crime and its linkages to terrorism, the proposed Treaty will provide a broad legal framework for bilateral cooperation with Maldives in investigation and prosecution of crime as well as in tracing, restraint and confiscation of proceeds, and instruments of crime as well as funds meant to finance terrorist acts.

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