The fugitive businessman, who is needed in India in Rs 13,500 crore
(PNB) fraud case, is at present lodged in Dominican jail for unlawful entry into the nation.
An order issued by the Dominican Ministry of National Security and Home Affairs on May 25 stated, “in accordance to part 5(1)(f) of the Immigration and Passport Act Chapter 18:01 of the 2017 Revised legal guidelines of the Commonwealth of Dominica, you, Mehul Chinubhai Choksi, are hereby declared a prohibited immigrant.”
“I additional direct that the mandatory motion be taken to have the stated prohibited immigrant faraway from the Commonwealth of Dominica in line with the process specified by the stated Act,” added the order, signed by Dominican minister Rayburn Blackmoore.
Choksi had mysteriously gone lacking on May 23 from Antigua and Barbuda, the place he has been staying as a citizen since 2018. He was detained within the neighbouring island nation of Dominica for unlawful entry, after a potential romantic escapade together with his rumoured girlfriend. Choksi’s attorneys alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua by policemen trying like Antiguan and Indian, and delivered to Dominica on a ship.
Meanwhile, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit termed Choksi as an “Indian citizen” and said that the courts will resolve what occurs to the fugitive, Antigua News Room reported on Wednesday.
According to the Caribbean information outlet, Skerrit additionally added that the federal government will defend the rights of Choksi as he awaits trial.
The Dominica High Court has earlier adjourned the bail listening to of fugitive diamond service provider Mehul Choksi until June 11. The authorities facet represented by Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Sherma Dalrymple “strongly objected” to Choksi’s plea calling him a flight threat, Dominica News Online reported.
The newest improvement is a setback for Choksi as it counters the kidnapping concept.
With IANS and PTI Inputs