Mehul Choksi Case: Indian jet in Dominica flies out to unknown destination

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Dominica : An Indian jet that was sent to Dominica with documents linked to the deportation of fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi has flown out of the nation at 8:10pm (local time) on Thursday, a report said.

Mehul Choksi, wanted in PNB fraud case, will remain at Dominica-China Friendship Hospital under police guard.

According to the media report, it has not been revealed that the Indian officials have also moved out with the flight; also the destination of the plane is also not known.

India-born Mehul Choksi was detained in Dominica last week after he allegedly tried to escape from the nation Antigua and Barbuda. He was taken into custody for illegally entering Dominica.

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne said last week that the Bombardier Global 5000 business jet of Qatar Executive landed at Dominica’s Douglas Charles airport May 29. Browne also told a radio show in his country that Choksi may have left Antigua and taken a boat ride to neighbouring Dominica to have dinner or a “good time” with his girlfriend.

Meanwhile, India has said that they are making all arrangements to bring back Mehul Choksi. “He (Choksi) is currently in the custody of Dominica with some legal proceedings underway. We will continue to make all efforts to ensure he is brought to back India,” foreign ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi told reporters. “Let me emphasise that India remains steadfast in its efforts to ensure that fugitives are brought back to India to face justice,” Bagchi added.

On the other hand, Mehul Choksi's lawyer has claimed that his client was kidnapped, beaten, and unwillingly brought to Dominica.