Fugi­tives should not get sanc­tu­ary any­where in the world, says Modi

The Hitavada - - NATION -

PRIME Minister Naren­dra Modi on Fri­day ex­pressed the hope that In­dia’s ef­forts to en­sure that eco­nomic of­fend­ers who flee the coun­try do not get safe havens abroad will show re­sults.

New Delhi has put forth some sug­ges­tions be­fore the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to en­sure that peo­ple “who com­mit eco­nomic of­fences, those who are fugi­tives should not get any sanc­tu­ary any­where in the world”, Prime Minister Naren­dra Modi said while ad­dress­ing the ‘Ja­gran Fo­rum’ or­gan­ised by the ‘Dainik Ja­gran’ me­dia group here.

“I am con­fi­dent that our cam­paign will show re­sults,” he said.

Prime Minister Naren­dra Modi said that he put across New Delhi’s stand be­fore the strong economies at the re­cent G-20 meet in Ar­gentina.

The Gov­ern­ment is work­ing to bring back peo­ple, in­clud­ing Vi­jay Mallya, Me­hul Choksi and Ni­rav Modi, for their al­leged in­volve­ment in bank scams.

In­dia pre­sented a nine-point agenda to G-20 coun­tries, call­ing for “strong and ac­tive co­op­er­a­tion” to com­pre­hen­sively deal with fugi­tive eco­nomic of­fend­ers.

Prime Minister Naren­dra Modi pre­sented the agenda in the sec­ond ses­sion of the G20 Sum­mit on in­ter­na­tional trade, in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial and tax sys­tems.

“Co­op­er­a­tion in le­gal pro­cesses such as ef­fec­tive freez­ing of the pro­ceeds of crime, early re­turn of the of­fend­ers and ef­fi­cient repa­tri­a­tion of the pro­ceeds of crime should be en­hanced and

stream­lined,” the agenda read.

In­dia also called for joint ef­forts by G-20 coun­tries to form

a mech­a­nism that de­nies en­try and safe havens to fugi­tive eco­nomic of­fend­ers.

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