Mehul Choksi (Photo Credit: PTI)
New Delhi, May 2: The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Brownie, has asked neighboring Dominica to extradite fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi directly to India. According to local media reports, diamond trader Choksi has been caught by Dominica. Brown told local media after reports of Choksi’s arrest in Dominica on Tuesday night (local time) that he had given “clear instructions” to Dominica authorities to extradite Choksi to India. “We said they shouldn’t send him to Antigua,” the Antigua News Room quoted Brown, a news agency, as saying. He needs to be brought back to India where he could face criminal charges against him. ”
Brown indicated that Chuksi, like Dokinica, would not have the same rights as Antigua and Barbuda. After receiving citizenship in 2017, he has been living in Antigua and Barbuda since 2018. According to reports, the Prime Minister believes that it will be easier for Dominica to hand over Choksi directly to India. Choksi, who recently fled Antigua and Barbuda, was arrested after giving a yellow notice against Interpol. Interpol issued a yellow notice to find the missing. Choksi has been wanted in a Rs 13,500 crore fraud case against Punjab National Bank. Choksi was last seen in his car in Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday.
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After finding Choksi’s car, his staff told him to go missing. Business lawyer Vijay Agarwal confirmed that Choksi has been missing since Sunday. News of Choksi’s disappearance caused a stir in the Caribbean. The opposition raised the issue in the parliaments of Antigua and Barbuda. Reacting to the opposition, Prime Minister Brown said his government was working “intensively” with the Indian government, neighboring countries and international police agencies to find Choksi.
Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are alleged to have embezzled Rs 13,500 crore from the Punjab National Bank. Silent Modi is being held in a London jail and is suing for extradition to India. Choksi acquired Antigua and Barbuda citizenship in 2017 and fled India in the first week of January 2018. Soon after the revelation of this scandal. Both are facing CBI investigation.
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