Mehul Choksi Given No Space To Hide Will Be Brought Back To India
The fugitive Indian diamantaire who has been making headlines has finally been given the status of a prohibited immigrant in the country of Dominica.
This will be helpful for India to bring him back to the country and try him for a whooping money fraud of millions of done with the nationalized bank of Punjab.
The movement has come after an order was issued by the Ministry of National Security and Home Affairs that said, “in accordance to section 5(1)(f) of the Immigration and Passport Act Chapter 18:01 of the 2017 Revised laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica, you, Mr. Mehul Chinubhai Choksi, are hereby declared a prohibited immigrant.”
The fugitive’s bail plea has also been also adjourned till June 11. This was when Choksi’s lawyers had tried their luck with the High Court. At the Commonwealth of Dominica, the bail hearing at the High Court had the court judge Wynante Adrien-Roberts through video-conferencing on the plea of Choksi’s local legal team comprising Julien Prevost, Wayne Norde, Wayne Marsh and Cara Shillingford-Marsh.
Apparently, Choksi disappeared on May 23 from Antigua and Barbuda where he has been staying since 2018 as a citizen. He was detained in neighbouring island country Dominica for illegal entry after a possible romantic escapade with his rumoured girlfriend.
His lawyers had twisted the details saying that his human rights had been violated and he had been kidnapped by the police officials while he was with his girlfriend without proving anything concrete. The Indian businessman has been wanted for a huge money laundering scam. Apparently, he was a co-accused in the Rs 12,700 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud. He had written to the CBI that he could not return to India, citing his suspended passport among the reasons.
Choksi had also cited personal health issues due to which he found it difficult to travel back. Choksi is Nirav Modi’s uncle, the mastermind behind the whole scam that had left India ashamed for a long time. Modi borrowed money, buying diamonds and setting up a fashionable brand that could not return what it had borrowed. He is currently serving a sentence in British jail.