GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of External Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1284
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 04, 2014
Agreement for International Child Sexual Abuse Rackets
1284. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government has considered signing an Memorandum ofUnderstanding with Britain to investigate International Child Sexual Abuserackets, considering Government has been unsuccessful in securing theextradition of convicted British sexual offenders in the past;
(b) if so, the details thereof, and if not, the reasons therefor; and
(c) whether Government seeks to train specialist prosecutors to deal withinternational sex offenders?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]
(b) & (c): Government of India has signed Extradition/Mutual Legal AssistanceTreaties with several countries including the United Kingdom, through whichexchange of legal assistance in criminal matters are carried out through diplomaticchannels as well as between the Central Authorities in the respective countries. Thisincludes assistance and exchanges to investigate internal child sex abuse cases.Ministry of Law and Justice and our law enforcement authorities participate in suchexchange of assistance on behalf of the government and in developing the necessarycapacities.