Delhi High Court Upholds Extradition of Uttar Pradesh Resident to Oman in Murder Case

The Delhi High Court recently in the case titled “Majibullah Mohammad Haneef Vs. Union of India” upheld the Central government’s decision to extradite Majibullah Mohammad Haneef, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, to Oman in connection with a murder case.

Justice Amit Bansal ruled that murder is an extraditable offense as per the Extradition Treaty between India and Oman, given the punishable imprisonment of more than one year in both countries. The court found that Oman had submitted sufficient material for a prima facie case supporting the extradition.

Haneef’s defense, claiming his involvement in whitewashing the victim’s house, was not presented during extradition proceedings, and the court stated these defenses should be raised in the Oman court. The court rejected arguments against document authentication, emphasizing the Extradition Act’s provisions. It also dismissed claims that the Central government failed to apply its independent mind, noting queries made to Oman and efforts to ensure a fair trial. Ultimately, the High Court upheld the extradition decision, dismissing Haneef’s petition.

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