Mehul Choksi, allegedly wanted in the Punjab National Bank fraud case, allegedly entered Dominica ‘illegally’.
Dominica is not a country that often makes headlines in the news of India, but this country is in the news since the discovery of fugitive Indian businessman Mehul Choksi. Desired in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, Mehul Choksi allegedly entered Dominica ‘illegally’ and is now in custody. He had been living in Antigua and Barbuda since January 2018 and had recently disappeared from there.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown has said that he has asked the Dominican government to detain him illegally to enter his country, deport him and deport him directly to India. This is all a matter of knowledge but now the question arises that where is this Dominica? And then, what is the Dominican Republic? Here we are telling you the answers to similar questions.
Where is dominica?
Dominica, an island country, is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is a part of the Windward Island chain in the Lesser Antilles group of islands. In terms of cricket enthusiasts, the Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles and Lucayan Islands form the West Indies. Dominica lies between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Marie-Galante in the north and Martinique in the south.
It is 47 kilometers long and its maximum width is 26 kilometers. According to the 2011 census, the total population of the country is just over 70,000. Dominica is the capital and main port of Rousseau and the nation has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1978, when it gained independence.
What about the Dominican Republic?
Dominica and the Dominican Republic look similar and although both are located in the Caribbean Sea, they are not identical.
The Dominican Republic, a country in the West Indies, occupies the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Greater Antilles chain. Its national capital is Santo Domingo. To the south of the country is the Caribbean Sea and to its north is the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second largest country in the Antilles by area of 48,671 square kilometers and it is the third largest country by population. It has a population of about 10.77 million.
The Dominican Republic has the largest economy in the Caribbean and is also the most visited place.
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