Crossborder crime tops agenda
Monday, 01 September 2008

Dhaka-Delhi talks

Desk Report

Long-standing boundary issues and curbing cross-border crime were high on the agenda as home secretaries of Bangladesh and India began a meeting in Dhaka Saturday.

"We will look to hammer out security issues in the meeting," home secretary Abdul Karim told bdnews24.com Friday night.
 
"Curbing criminals activities, narcotics smuggling and trafficking in women and children, and the Tin Bigha Corridor will be discussed in the meeting," Karim said, ahead of the meeting at the city's Sheraton Hotel.
 
A delegation from India led by its home secretary Madhukar Gupta arrived in Dhaka on Friday afternoon.
 
The Indian home secretary will meet with home adviser MA Matin on Sunday.
 
Foreign adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury had earlier told bdnews24.com that security and other bilateral issues would be discussed in the home secretary-level talks.
 
Last week, directors general of Bangladesh Rifles and Border Security Force of India met in Dhaka and exchanged lists of fugitive criminals of the two countries.

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