Even as Mehul Choksi continues to peddle the “abduction” principle, the Antigua and Barbuda Cabinet on Thursday mentioned the investigation into the matter. While the fugitive’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal that he was kidnapped from Antigua and Barbuda, tortured by some individuals, and forcefully introduced to Dominica on May 23, this has not been substantiated to this point. The Antigua police have commenced their probe after the fugitive’s attorneys wrote to the Police Commissioner on June 6, reportedly offering names of his abductors.
Revealing that they’ve obtained no new data from Dominica, the Cabinet of the island nation affirmed that each one facts of the alleged kidnapping might be uncovered. This principle has already been rubbished by Mehul Choksi’s “buddy” Barbara Jarabica who claimed that he supposed to use her as a backup plan to make his abduction look genuine. Meanwhile, Gurjit Singh Bhandal who has been accused of enjoying a task on this purported crime has denied any connection from Choksi’s disappearance from Antigua and Barbuda.
Here is the Antigua & Barbuda Cabinet’s full assertion:
India pushes for extradition
Along with Nirav Modi, he has been accused of allegedly siphoning off Rs 13,500 crore of public cash from the Punjab National Bank (PNB), utilizing letters of endeavor. Owner of the Gitanjali group, a retail jewelry firm, Choksi secured the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda in November 2017 underneath the aegis of the Citizenship by Investment Programme and fled to the island nation within the first week of January 2018. While India formally sought Choksi’s extradition in August 2018, Browne commenced the method of revoking his citizenship on October 14, 2019,
The Mehul Choksi citizenship situation gained traction once more after he was reported “lacking” on May 23 after going out for dinner. 4 days later, the Dominican authorities issued an official assertion confirming that the fugitive had been detained for unlawful entry into the nation. Thereafter, the Antigua and Barbuda PM refused to settle for him again and held that the PNB rip-off accused will be repatriated to India on being declared persona non grata by Dominica.
While the listening to on the habeas corpus petition has been delay until the start of July, Magistrate Candia Carrette-George of the Rouseau Magistrate court docket denied Mehul Choksi bail. Though he’s technically in police custody, he’s presently admitted to the Dominica China Friendship Hospital. A day earlier, the Dominican High Court decide Wynante Adrien-Roberts adjourned Mehul Choksi’s bail plea until June 11.