Mehul Choksi attempts evasion form deportation to India
Dominica : Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi is leaving no stone unturned to make sure he is not sent back to India where he is wanted in a multi-crore bank fraud case. Filing an affidavit at the Dominica High Court, Choksi claimed that he is a “law-abiding citizen” and had left India only to seek medical treatment in the US.
Mehul Choksi also informed the court that he had invited Indian authorities to ask him any question related to investigations against him in India.
“I have extended an invitation to the Indian authorities to interview me and ask any questions that they may have of me in relation to any investigation they are conducting against me,” The Times of India quoted the absconding businessman as saying in an eight-page submission.
“I did not evade law enforcement in India. There was no warrant against me by the law enforcement authorities in India when I left India to seek medical treatment in the United States of America,” the report quoted Choksi as further saying in the report.
Meanwhile, an eight member team of CBI, ED and MEA has returned to India after the Dominica High Court adjourned hearing in Choksi matter to June 14.
Choksi, who is wanted in India by the CBI and the ED in connection with the PNB fraud case, had gone missing on May 23 from Antigua sparking a massive manhunt. He was captured in Dominica on May 26. Choksi and his lawyers had claimed that he was forced on a vessel and was abducted.