1Short title, extent and commencement
CHAP PRELIMINARY CHAPTER I PRELIMINARYThis Act may be called the Extradition Act, 1962.It extends to the whole of India.It shall come into force on such ...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--3*[ "composite  offence" means  an act  or conduct  of  a person occurred,  wholly or in part, in a fore...
3Application of Act
2*[The  Central Government  may, by notified order,  direct that  the provisions  of this  Act, other than Chapter III,  shall apply to such foreign State...
4Requisition for surrender
A requisition for the surrender of a fugitive criminal of a foreign State 3***   may be made to the Central Government--By a diplomatic representative of th...
5Order for magisterial inquiry
Where such requisition is made, the Central Government may, if it thinks fit, issue an order to any magistrate who would have had jurisdiction to inquire into...
6Issue of warrant for arrest
On receipt of an order of the Central Government under section 5, the magistrate shall issue a warrant for the arrest of the fugitive criminal....
7Procedure before magistrate
When the fugitive criminal appears or is brought before the magistrate, the magistrate shall inquire into the case in the sameIns. by Act 66 of 1993 s. 5 (...
8Surrender of fugitive criminal
If, upon receipt of the report  and  statement  under  sub-section  (4)  of  section  7,  the  Central  Government is  of opinion  that the  fugitive  crimina...
9Power of magistrate to issue warrant of arrest in certain cases
Where it appears to any magistrate that a person within the  local limits  of his  jurisdiction is a fugitive criminal of a foreign  State 1***   he may, ...
10Receipt in evidence of exhibits, depositions and other documents
In any proceedings against a fugitive criminal  of  a  foreign  State  1*xxx  under  this  Chapter, exhibits and depositions (whether received or taken in...
11Chapter not to apply to foreign states countries
Nothing contained in this Chapter shall apply to fugitive  criminals 1*** to which Chapter III applies....
12Application of Chapter
This Chapter shall apply only to any such 3*[foreign state] to which, by reason of an extradition arrangement entered into with that 4*[State], it may seem ...
13Liability of fugitive criminals from foreign states to be apprehended and returned
Where a fugitive criminal of any 3*[foreign state]   to which this Chapter applies is found in India, he shall be liable to be apprehended and returned in the...
14Endorsed and provisional warrants
A fugitive criminal may be apprehended in India under an endorsed warrant or a provisional warrant....
15Endorsed warrant for apprehension of fugitive criminal
Where  a warrant  for the apprehension of a fugitive criminal has been issued in any 3*[foreign state]   to  which  this  Chapter applies  and  such fugitive ...
16Provisional warrant for apprehension of fugitive criminal
Any   magistrate  may   issue  a   provisional  warrant  for  the  apprehension of  a fugitive  criminal from any commonwealth country to  which this Chap...
17Dealing with fugitive criminal when apprehended
If the  magistrate, before  whom a  person apprehended  under this  Chapter is brought, is  satisfied on  inquiry that  the endorsed  warrant for the appr...
18Return of fugitive criminal by warrant
The  Central  Government may,  at any  time  after  a  fugitive  criminal  has  been committed to prison under this Chapter, issue (Chapter III Return of fugi...
19Surrender or return of accused or accused
a warrant  for the  custody and  removal to  the commonwealth  country concerned of the fugitive criminal and for his delivery at a place and to a person to b...
20Conveyance of accused or convicted person surrendered or returned
CHAPTER IV SURRENDER OR RETURN OF ACCUSED OR CONVICTED PERSONS FROM FOREIGN STATES 1***Any  person accused  or convicted  of an extradition offence who is su...
21Accused or convicted person surrendered or returned
Whenever  any person accused  or convicted  of an  offence, which,  if committed  in India would be an extradition offence, is surrendered or returned by a fo...
22Liabilityof fugitivecriminals tobe arrested and surrendered or returned
Every  fugitive criminal  of a foreign State  1*xxx shall,  subject to  the provisions  of this Act, be liable to be  arrested and  surrendered or  returned, ...
23Jurisdiction as to offences committed at sea or in air
Where  the offence  in respect of which the surrender or return of a fugitive criminal is  sought was committed on board any vessel on the high seas or any  a...
24Discharge of person apprehended if not surrendered or returned within two months
if a fugitive criminal who, in pursuance of this  Act, has  been committed  to prison to await his surrender or return to  any foreign State 1*xxx is not conv...
25Release of persons arrested on bail
In the case of a person who is  a fugitive  criminal arrested  or detained under this Act, the provisions of  the 2*[Code  of Criminal  Procedure, 1973]  (2 o...
26Abetment of extradition Offences
A fugitive criminal who is accused or convicted of abetting 1*[,conspiring, attempting to commit, inciting or  participating as an accomplice in the commissio...
27Lawfulness of and re-taking on escape from custody under warrants
It  shall be  lawful for  any person  to whom  a warrant  is directed for  the apprehension  of a  fugitive  criminal  to  hold  in custody and  convey the  p...
28Property found on fugitive criminal
. Everything found in the possession of  a fugitive criminal at the time of his arrest which may be material  as evidence  in proving  the extradition  offenc...
29Power of Central Government to discharge any fugitive criminal
If  it appears  to the  Central Government that by reason of  the trivial nature of the case or by reason of the application for the  surrender or  return of ...
30Simultaneous requisitions
If requisitions for the surrender of a  fugitive criminal  are received from more than one foreign State  2***,  the  Central Government may, having regard to...
31Restrictions on surrender
If the  offence in  respect of  which his  surrender is sought is  of a  political character or if he proves to the satisfaction of the magistrate or cour...
32Sections 29 and 31 to apply without any modification thereof
32. Sections 29 and 31 to apply without any modification thereof.Notwithstanding anything  to the  contrary contained  in section  3 or section 12,  the pro...
33Act not to affect the Foreigners Act, 1946
33. Act not to affect the Foreigners Act, 1946. Nothing in this Act shall affect the provisions of the Foreigners Act. 1946, (31 of 1946), or any order made...
34Extra territorial jurisdiction
34. Extra territorial jurisdiction.  An extradition  offence committed by  any person  in a  foreign State  shall be deemed to have been committed  in India...
34A.Prosecution on refusal to extradition
Where the  Central Government is  of the  opinion that  a  fugitive  criminal  cannot  be surrendered or  returned pursuant  to a request for extradition from...
34B.Provisional arrest
On receipt of an urgent request from  a foreign  State for  the immediate arrest of a fugitive criminal, the Central  Government   may  request  the  Magi...
34C.Provision of life imprisonment for death penalty
Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being In force,  where a fugitive criminal, who has committed an extradition offence punishab...
35Notified orders and notifications to be laid before Parliament
Every notified order made or notification issued under this Act shall, as soon as may be after it is made or issued, be laid before each House of Parliament.S...
36Power to make rules
The central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.In particular, and without prejudice...
37Repeals and savings
The  Indian Extradition Act,  1903 (15 of  1903), and  any law  corresponding thereto  in  force  at  the commencement of  this Act in the territories whi...
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