In view of the medical condition of Mehul Choksi, he has been granted bail in Dominica. After this he has reached Antigua and Barbuda.
Mehul Choksi gets up from the wheelchair and sits in the ambulance
Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi has reached Antigua and Barbuda after getting bail in Dominica. He was detained there for 51 days on charges of illegal entry into Dominica. After absconding from India, Choksi has been living in Antigua and Barbuda since 2018, he has also taken citizenship there. Choksi is accused of illegally entering Dominica, while his lawyers have claimed that it was a conspiracy to kidnap her.
The Dominica High Court has granted bail to Choksi (62) for his treatment. According to Antigua newsroom news, the court allowed Choksi to go to Antigua after paying 10,000 Eastern Caribbean dollars (about Rs. The fugitive businessman had also presented his medical report in the court, which included a ‘CT scan’, while seeking bail. In the report, there was talk of worsening of his ‘hematoma’ (a disease related to the brain).
Choksi’s treatment facilities are not available in Dominica
Doctors had advised an immediate review of Choksi’s medical condition by a ‘neurologist’ and a ‘neurosurgical’ consultant. The ‘CT Scan’ report was dated 29 June, which was signed by Yerandy Galle Gutierrez and Rene Gilbert Veranes, doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital in Dominica. “These treatment facilities are not currently available in Dominica,” the report said.
Choksi was arrested for illegally entering Dominica
Significantly, diamond trader Mehul Choksi, wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore scam involving Punjab National Bank (PNB), went missing from Antigua and Barbuda on May 23 under suspicious circumstances. He was later detained for illegally entering the neighboring country of Dominica. Choksi’s lawyers have alleged that on May 23, he was abducted by some policemen from Jolly Harbor in Antigua. These policemen appeared to be citizens of Antigua and India, who took him in a ferry to Dominica. Let us inform that since December 2018, Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice against Mehul Choksi.
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