Fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi, who recently escaped from Antigua and Barbuda, has been apprehended in neighboring Dominica. Choksi had reached Dominica with the help of a boat. Interpol had issued a ‘yellow notice’ against him. Businessman Mehul Choksi, accused of the Punjab National Bank scam, went missing in Antigua in the past. He was caught by the local police in Dominica. The process of handing over Choksi to the Antigua Authority is underway. While Mehul Choksi’s arrest from Dominica, preparations have been intensified to bring him to India. Antiga and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said that Mehul Choksi could be sent to India within the next 48 hours. Mehul Choksi will be extradited directly from Dominica to India.
Vijay Agarwal, lawyer of fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi, has confirmed his disappearance. Choksi’s lawyer said that his family was upset over the disappearance of the diamond trader and he was called to discuss it. He said that the Antigua police are currently investigating the case, but the family is concerned about Choksi’s safety.
The Royal Police Force had said that in search of Mehul Choksi, the police issued a statement with his photograph, so that people could get information about him. The statement said, police are investigating the disappearance of 62-year-old Mehul Choksi, a resident of Jolly Harbor. A complaint of Choksi’s disappearance has been lodged at Johnson Point Police Station. She has been missing since May 23, 2021 (Sunday). Choksi was last seen in his car. The car has been recovered by the police but nothing has been known about Choksi.
In February this year, the Enforcement Directorate attached assets worth more than Rs 14 crore to the Gitanjali Group and the accused and its promoter Mehul Choksi in the PNB scam. This scam is more than 13 thousand crores rupees. Edi had said in a statement that the property, attached under the anti-money laundering law, included a 1,460-square-foot flat, gold and platinum jewelery, watches, diamonds, silver and pearl necklaces and one in Hore 2 tower in Goregaon area of Mumbai. A Mercedes Benz car was included.