The Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure Mehul Choksi is repatriated to India to stand trial, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne said.
By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 09:27 AM IST
Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne confirmed that a private jet from India arrived at the Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica as Indian fugitive Mehul Choksi continues to be in the custody of Dominical Police. The picture of the jet was posted on Antigua Newsroom. “My understanding is that Indian government has sent certain documents from courts in India to confirm that he is indeed a fugitive and my understanding is that the documents will be utilised in the court case as you know the judge in Dominica has put a stay on deportation till Wednesday. So Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial,” Browne said to an FM channel.
On Saturday, the first photos of the multi-crore PNB scam-accused were released where he could be seen behind the bars, with an eye swollen, bruises on his arm. These were the first public photos of Choksi in the last three years that he spent in Antigua as a legal citizen after he fled India before the scam surfaced.
Mehul Choksi was apprehended by Dominica Police on Wednesday after he reportedly on missing on Sunday evening. Since then, he has been in the custody of the Dominica Police. Antigua PM earlier said that he won’t accept Choksi back in his country and he wants him to be repatriated straight to India where he is wanted. Dominica court, however, has put a stay on his deportation. The case will be heard again on June 2.
Going by Antiguan PM’s indication, the Indian government may present some document during the hearing.