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CBI seeks extradition of bank fraud accused

New Delhi Oct. 26. India has asked Germany to deport Amrendra Ghosh, wanted in connection with a bank fraud, along with the eight cm knife in his stomach if he continues to avoid operation for its removal. The Central Bureau of Investigation, through the External Affairs Ministry, requested the German Government to hand over Ghosh to India as he was deliberately not giving his consent for removal of the knife from his stomach. "This would help the accused in not facing trial in the court and justice would be denied," the CBI request said.

Fearing extradition, Ghosh had swallowed a knife after the German Supreme Court upheld a lower court's order for his deportation to India. He hurt himself badly while swallowing the knife prompting the German authorities to send an urgent message to India asking for putting on hold the extradition process.

According to German law, no patient can be operated without his or her consent or the consent of the immediate kin of the patient.

PTI

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