Mehul Choksi back in Antigua after getting bail on medical grounds

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Mehul Choksi (Image tweeted by @ians_india)
Mehul Choksi (Image tweeted by @ians_india)

New Delhi : Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi landed in Antigua and Barbuda three days after getting bail on medical grounds. He has been hiding in the nation as India is trying to extradite him for his involvement in multi-thousand Rupees scam with PNB bank.

Choksi, 62, was given bail by Dominica High Court to travel back to Antigua for seeking medical help from a neurologist based there.

After depositing bail money of EC Dollars 10,000, Choksi in a shirt and shorts flew back to Antigua in a chartered plane, Antigua News Room reported.

While applying for bail, he had attached his CT scan report that showed "mildly worsening hematoma".

The doctors recommend an urgent review of his medical condition by a neurologist and a neurosurgical consultant.

"The services are not currently available on the island (Dominica). All courtesies extended to him would be greatly appreciated," the CT scan report dated June 29 signed by Doctors Yerandy Galle Gutierrez and Rene Gilbert Veranes of Princess Margaret Hospital of Dominica said.

Mehul Choksi is wanted in India in Rs 13,500 crore bank fraud case. He had mysteriously gone missing from Antigua on May 23 and was found in Dominica.

His lawyers told the court that he was abducted and some policemen took him to Dominica on a boat.