HomeWorld NewsCzech court rules, Indian person can be extradited to America.

The Czech appeals court has ruled that Prague can extradite to the United States an Indian man accused of involvement in a failed plot to kill a Sikh separatist on American soil, the Justice Ministry said on Friday.

A ministry spokesman said the final decision on the extradition of Nikhil Gupta, 52, would be in the hands of Justice Minister Paweł Blazek once all parties in the case are adjudicated. reuters,

A Justice Ministry spokesperson said, “The minister’s decision at this point cannot be considered time bound.” He said Gupta could be expected to take every possible step to prevent extradition.

The spokesperson said that if the minister has doubts about the lower court decisions, he has three months to approach the Supreme Court.

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The Prague High Court rejected Gupta’s appeal against a lower court’s December ruling that extradition was permitted.

A spokesman for the Prague High Court declined immediate comment.

The Czech Republic has agreed to US extradition requests in the past.

Gupta’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Czech news website quoted the lawyer as saying he would ask the minister not to extradite Gupta and would also take the case to the Constitutional Court.

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