The Union Cabinet has signed a Treaty with Poland on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. It has been approved to improve effectiveness and capability in investigation and prosecution in both countries.
The treaty also includes crimes related to terrorism through mutual legal assistance. Its main objective is to ensure cooperation in criminal matters.
“It will increase the effectiveness of India in tackling criminal activities involving Poland. Once in operation, the Treaty will be instrumental in gaining better inputs and insights into the modus operandi of organized criminals and terrorists. These, in turn, can be used to fine-tune policy decisions in the field of internal security,” said the press release.
In the context of transnational crime and its linkages to terrorism, the proposed Treaty will provide a broad legal framework for bilateral cooperation with Poland in investigation and prosecution of crime as well as in tracing, restrain and confiscation of proceeds and instruments of crime as well as the funds meant to finance terrorist acts.
After signing and ratification of the Treaty, suitable Gazette Notifications will be issued under the relevant provisions to give effect to the provisions of the Treaty in India.
“It will provide increased awareness and transparency on mutual cooperation between India and Poland in the field of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters,” it added.
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