This is why Mehul Choksi not interested in returning to India

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Mehul Choksi
Mehul Choksi

New Delhi : In a latest update in Punjab National Bank fraud case, fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi opposed CBI's plea to the Interpol seeking red corner notice against him seeking "poor jail conditions in India", also a media trial running against him that may influence the decision of Indian judicial system.

“In his plea, Choksi claims that there is a media hype around the case and that nobody is going into the genuineness of the allegations. The judicial system may get influenced by the biased reportage… He has mentioned that he was being ‘clubbed along with his nephew Nirav Modi’ in the case and that accused in India don’t have the required legal protection. He also mentions threat to his life, especially by his employees and franchisees,” The Indian Express quoted an official on condition of anonymity.

He also claimed that Indian jail condition violates "human rights condition".

Earlier this week, the CBI had replied to Choksi’s contentions. “In its reply, the agency has said that jails in India are maintained according to the jail manuals. Also, the co-accused in the case, who are either in jail and have secured bail, had never complained that the conditions in jails are inhuman,” said the official.

Before Mehul Choksi, liquor barron Vijay Mallya had made a similar complaint over jail conditions.