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"He (Choksi) is currently in the custody of Dominica where some legal proceedings are underway. We will continue to ensure that he is brought back to India," MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.

India steadfast in resolve to bring fugitives back to country: MEA

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 06:14 PM IST
Arindam Bagchi was replying to a batch of questions regarding Choksi, who had fled to Antigua but was recently found in Dominica.
Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi arrives at a Dominican court on Wednesday. (Antigua Newsroom )
Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi arrives at a Dominican court on Wednesday. (Antigua Newsroom )

Dominican court denies bail to Choksi, to hear illegal entry charge on June 14

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 09:30 AM IST
Dominica's opposition leader Lennox Linton was spotted inside the courtroom with Mehul Choksi's brother Chetan Chinubhai Choksi during the hearing in the High Court of Justice lending credence to rumours of alleged connection between the politician and the fugitive merchant.
Mehul Choksi disappeared from Antigua and Barbuda last Sunday and was detained by Dominican police on Tuesday night on charges of illegally entering the island.( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Mehul Choksi disappeared from Antigua and Barbuda last Sunday and was detained by Dominican police on Tuesday night on charges of illegally entering the island.( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Antigua PM says he had no role in Mehul Choksi's 'abduction'

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 10:43 AM IST
Opposition parties in Dominica and Antigua have accused their respective governments of having prior knowledge of Mehul Choksi's alleged abduction.
Mehul Choksi mysteriously disappeared from Antigua last Sunday and was later found in neighbouring Dominica.(HT File Photo)
Mehul Choksi mysteriously disappeared from Antigua last Sunday and was later found in neighbouring Dominica.(HT File Photo)

'Woman in question part of team that abducted Mehul Choksi', claims his lawyer

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are wanted in India for allegedly siphoning off 13,500 crore of public money from the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) using letters of undertaking.
Indian-born Choksi mysteriously disappeared from Antigua and Barbuda, whose citizenship he holds, on last Sunday, but was detained by Dominican police on Tuesday night on charges of illegally entering the island. (ANI File Photo)
Indian-born Choksi mysteriously disappeared from Antigua and Barbuda, whose citizenship he holds, on last Sunday, but was detained by Dominican police on Tuesday night on charges of illegally entering the island. (ANI File Photo)

Jet sent to fly Choksi to India: Antigua PM

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 05:17 AM IST
  • A Bombardier Global 5,000 jet of Qatar Executive mysteriously landed at Dominica’s Douglas Charles airport on Saturday.
Mehul Choksi (ANI PHOTO.)
Mehul Choksi (ANI PHOTO.)

‘Choksi still Indian citizen’: ED’s likely line of argument in court

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 06:05 AM IST
A central government official confirmed that Choksi’s Indian citizenship was not cancelled.
Mehul Choksi( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Mehul Choksi( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Antiguan opposition party hits out at PM Browne

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 02:32 AM IST
The UPP said that since Choksi was an Antiguan citizen, he was entitled to due process and should be treated according to the rule of law.
Mehul Choksi had fled to Antigua.(HT file photo)
Mehul Choksi had fled to Antigua.(HT file photo)

Setback for India as Caribbean court stays Choksi deportation

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 12:35 AM IST
Indian-born Choksi mysteriously disappeared from Antigua and Barbuda, whose citizenship he holds, on Sunday night, but was detained by Dominican police on Tuesday night on charges of illegally entering the island. The two islands are roughly 100 nautical miles apart.
Mehul Choksi(HT file photo)
Mehul Choksi(HT file photo)

Legal hurdles may hit Choksi’s repatriation

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 05:27 AM IST
Indian-born Choksi, who fled the country in 2018 after being charged in the 13,578 Punjab National Bank cheating case, was apprehended by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in the Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday night on the basis of an Interpol “yellow notice”.
Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has been detained by the authorities in Dominica. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has been detained by the authorities in Dominica. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

Explained: Mehul Choksi caught in Dominica but India may have to wait to get him

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 12:25 AM IST
Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda – where Mehul Choksi sought refuge after fleeing India in 2018 – said the fugitive businessman should be repatriated to India. But it is more complicated than that.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar, who is currently on a visit to the United States, arrived in Washington DC on Wednesday for a series of meetings with key officials of the Biden administration(HT_PRINT)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar, who is currently on a visit to the United States, arrived in Washington DC on Wednesday for a series of meetings with key officials of the Biden administration(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: S Jaishankar arrives in Washington DC

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 08:55 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Mehul Choksi is a citizen of Antigua and hence has legal and constitutional protection as a citizen.
Mehul Choksi is a citizen of Antigua and hence has legal and constitutional protection as a citizen.

Mehul Choksi to be handed over to India, says Antiguan PM Gaston Browne

PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 08:18 AM IST
Choksi was apprehended in Dominica where he might have entered illegally by boats. Initially, arrangements were being made to hand Choksi over to Antigua, but Prime Minister Gaston Browne said he should be handed over to the Indian government.
Mehul Choksi's lawyer also refuted reports that he has fled for Cuba. Gaston Browne, the Antiguan PM, also said that it is highly unlikely that Choksi has fled the country. ( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Mehul Choksi's lawyer also refuted reports that he has fled for Cuba. Gaston Browne, the Antiguan PM, also said that it is highly unlikely that Choksi has fled the country. ( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Antiguan PM says Choksi’s citizenship will be revoked if he has fled the country

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • Antiguan PM also said that it is highly unlikely that the fugitive diamantaire has fled to Cuba.
According to people aware of the developments, Choksi was issued a show-cause notice by Antigua and Barbuda authorities last year as part of the process to cancel his citizenship.(HT Photo)
According to people aware of the developments, Choksi was issued a show-cause notice by Antigua and Barbuda authorities last year as part of the process to cancel his citizenship.(HT Photo)

Mehul Choksi challenged move to revoke citizenship: Lawyer

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:31 AM IST
HT reported on Monday that two officers in the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate said that Choksi’s citizenship was cancelled sometime last year and he was fighting the order to revoke his citizenship in an Antiguan court.
The bank in question is Punjab National Bank (PNB), which has alleged Choksi and diamantaire Nirav Modi committed fraud amounting to Rs 13,500 crore.(PTI File)
The bank in question is Punjab National Bank (PNB), which has alleged Choksi and diamantaire Nirav Modi committed fraud amounting to Rs 13,500 crore.(PTI File)

Absconding diamond merchant Mehul Choksi says failure of banking system led to crisis in his firm

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 01:43 PM IST
In May, Choksi had alleged in a statement that Gitanjali Gems was “cynically destroyed by the PNB in a diabolical manoeuver to divert attention from its own wrongdoings.”
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