Indian fugitive diamantaire and multi-crore scam accused Mehul Choksi on Monday said he was abducted and beaten up mercilessly by 8-to-10 men who claimed themselves to be from the Antiguan police force.
Choksi filed an official complaint with the Antigua police and claimed that after they reached Dominica, he was told by his abductors that he was taken there to meet a high ranking “Indian politician”.
In his official complaint, Choksi named Barbara Jarabica, Narender Singh, one Gurmit Singh and “unknown persons”.
The Dominica police has claimed in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) that Choksi was found seated in suspicious condition on the bayside near the jetty at Toucarie Bay around 11.30pm on May 24.
However, the police charged him with “illegal entry” offence around 9pm on May 28, according to details of Dominica’s police affidavits exclusively accessed by HT.
A multi-crore scam accused, Choksi siphoned nearly ₹7,080 crore in the ₹13,578-crore Punjab National Bank fraud before fleeing to Antigua on January 4, 2018, a month before the mega-scam came to notice.
Choksi fled the country allegedly after committing fraud in the public sector lender Punjab National Bank.
In a charge sheet filed last year, the ED claimed Choksi didn’t just cheat Indian banks but customers and lenders in Dubai and the United States as well. His assets worth ₹2,500 crore have already been attached.