India sent Mehul Choksi's deportation documents to Dominica: Antigua PM tells media
New Delhi/IBNS: India has sent the deportation documents for fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi who has been captured in Dominica while trying to flee to the Cuban country, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne has been quoted as saying in media said.
Mehul Choksi is currently in Dominica, where he was captured while trying to flee from Antigua to Cuba.
A local court in Dominica has put his deportation on hold after his lawyers claimed that he cannot be sent to India as he is no longer a citizen of the country.
The court also ordered that the 62-year-old businessman be given medical attention in a hospital and a Covid-19 test be conducted on him.
The court will hear on Wednesday a habeas corpus petition filed by Choksi to decide if his detention is lawful as he entered the country illegally.
Choksi, who is wanted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED), fled to Antigua and Barbuda in 2018.
Choksi was born in India but escaped to Antigua after defrauding Punjab National Bank of about Rs 14,000 crore along with his nephew Nirav Modi and others.