London, January 15: India and Britain discussed on a very crucial point that is illegal Indian migrants’ in Britain. Talking further on this issue MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said: “The UK government has assured us they would take care of such issues... and ensure anti-India activities, also by Kashmiri separatists, are not allowed in the UK.”
In this matter, India and Britain have signed agreements on illegal Indian migrants’ return and sharing criminal records and intelligence. The development comes close on heels of India seeking Britain’s help in the early extradition of liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya from Britain to face the law at home in connection with cases of fraud and money laundering amounting to around 9,000 crore rupees.
The memorandums of understanding (MOUs) were signed by Britain’s Minister of Immigration Caroline Nokes and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. The new deals reflect increased co-operation between the two countries, which already enjoy a close relationship.
The statement said MoU on criminal records exchange will lead to British and Indian law enforcement bodies sharing criminal records information and assist the police in protecting the public from known criminals. It will also allow the courts in both countries to access more information to support tougher sentencing decisions. The agreement on returns paves the way for a quicker and more efficient process for documenting and returning Indian nationals who have no right to be in Britain.