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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday states reporting a large number of new Covid-19 cases must take proactive measures to stop a potential third wave of the coronavirus pandemic

News updates from HT: PM urges states with high Covid cases to take measures

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 12:55 PM IST
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Mehul Choksi's lawyer the fugitive businessman faced no issues while coming back to Antigua,
Mehul Choksi's lawyer the fugitive businessman faced no issues while coming back to Antigua,

Antigua police to continue probe into Mehul Choksi extradition case

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Neeraj Chauhan | Written by Sohini Goswami
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Choksi has reached Antigua and Barbuda, three days after the Dominica high court of justice granted him bail on medical grounds.
Mehul Choksi( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Mehul Choksi( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Dominica court relief may delay Choksi extradition, say officials

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 03:14 AM IST
Dominica’s high court of justice on Monday accepted Choksi’s request to let him travel to Antigua for medical treatment on the condition that he returns to Dominica once he is fit to travel.
Mehul Choksi( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Mehul Choksi( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Mehul Choksi's arrival a speculation, says Antigua

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 10:25 AM IST
  • Choksi, on a surety of Eastern Caribbean dollars 10,000 ( 275,000), has been allowed by Dominica high court to travel to Antigua to get medical treatment till he is fit to travel back
Mehul Choksi( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Mehul Choksi( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

PNB fraud case: Choksi granted bail for treatment in Antigua

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 08:20 AM IST
Choksi will have to return to Dominica, where he is facing illegal entry charges, once he is fit to travel, the court ruled.
Choksi made these claims in an affidavit filed before the high court earlier this week in support of his plea seeking judicial review of the illegal entry proceedings against him.
Choksi made these claims in an affidavit filed before the high court earlier this week in support of his plea seeking judicial review of the illegal entry proceedings against him.

Mehul Choksi alleges ‘collusion’ between India, Dominica

By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2021 12:47 AM IST
The fugitive diamantaire has alleged that the way India found out about his detention in Dominica and issued a requesting letter with “such swiftness” shows “there was some collusion between two governments”.
ED said that it unearthed the money trail by exposing a web of what it described as domestic and international transactions and stashing of assets abroad.(AFP)
ED said that it unearthed the money trail by exposing a web of what it described as domestic and international transactions and stashing of assets abroad.(AFP)

Banks given 9k-cr of seized assets, says ED

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 02:10 AM IST
ED has already seized assets worth Rs. 18,170.02 crore, 80.45% of the total loss to banks in cases involving the three businessmen, and transferred a part of the attached or seized assets to the banks and the government, the statement said.
Mehul Choksi, 62, faces charges of getting 165 Letters of Undertaking (LOUs) and 58 FLCs (Foreign Letters of Credit) fraudulently issued in 2017 in connivance with officials of the state-run bank.( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Mehul Choksi, 62, faces charges of getting 165 Letters of Undertaking (LOUs) and 58 FLCs (Foreign Letters of Credit) fraudulently issued in 2017 in connivance with officials of the state-run bank.( Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

CBI charges Mehul Choksi with ‘destruction of evidence’

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 02:53 AM IST
The charge sheet also alleged that the businessman figured that he would be a target of criminal investigations well before the first case was registered against him on January 29, 2018, and travelled to Hong Kong in December 2017 to get his associates to shift operations to Thailand.
Mehul Choksi in his complaint filed before the Antiguan Royal Police force on June 3, has named one Gurmit Singh as one of his kidnappers. (AP PHOTO.)(AP)
Mehul Choksi in his complaint filed before the Antiguan Royal Police force on June 3, has named one Gurmit Singh as one of his kidnappers. (AP PHOTO.)(AP)

Mehul Choksi was not allowed to renounce citizenship: India to Dominica court

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 04:30 AM IST
Mehul Choksi became a citizen of Antigua & Barbuda in 2016, but that country has been trying to revoke his citizenship (the matter is in the courts).
Mehul Choksi exits in a wheelchair the magistrate's court in Roseau, Dominica, Friday, June 4. (AP)(HT_PRINT)
Mehul Choksi exits in a wheelchair the magistrate's court in Roseau, Dominica, Friday, June 4. (AP)(HT_PRINT)

Choksi a fugitive from justice, CBI tells court

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2021 02:14 AM IST
The affidavit accuses Choksi of misleading courts in Dominica by claiming there are no proceedings against him in India.
Crowd of people under the sea of umbrellas at Koparkhairane Market walk in rain in Navi Mumbai. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Crowd of people under the sea of umbrellas at Koparkhairane Market walk in rain in Navi Mumbai. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Monsoon advances in India, IMD issues rainfall alert

PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 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 has alleged that he was abducted from Antigua by the Indian and Antiguan police officers along with his woman friend, Barbara Jarabik on May 23. (AP Photo)
Mehul Choksi has alleged that he was abducted from Antigua by the Indian and Antiguan police officers along with his woman friend, Barbara Jarabik on May 23. (AP Photo)

Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominican high court, called 'flight risk'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 08:33 AM IST
India filed two affidavits in the Dominica high court establishing Mehul Choksi’s Indian citizenship and the serious nature of the fraud he committed on PNB.
Antigua and Barbuda businessman Mehul Choksi is taken to a police van via a wheelchair by a police officer after attending a court hearing, in Roseau, Dominica.(AP)
Antigua and Barbuda businessman Mehul Choksi is taken to a police van via a wheelchair by a police officer after attending a court hearing, in Roseau, Dominica.(AP)

Mehul Choksi case: India files affidavits in Dominica

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 01:20 AM IST
The affidavits explain that Choksi’s surrender of Indian citizenship was never approved by the authorities and he was an Indian citizen when the crime was committed.
Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi is currently in the custody of Dominican authorities.
Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi is currently in the custody of Dominican authorities.

'Will continue to make all efforts to bring back fugitives': MEA

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 09:24 PM IST
New Delhi has been seeking extradition of Indian fugitives Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi from the UK to face trial in India.
Had Mehul Choksi been going to Dominica, why would he leave his passport, car keys behind, Priti Choksi asked.
Had Mehul Choksi been going to Dominica, why would he leave his passport, car keys behind, Priti Choksi asked.

Mehul Choksi's disappearance from Antigua sponsored by state, alleges wife

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Mehul Choksi's wife said it is not possible that Barbara Jabarica did not know the real identity of Mehul Choksi as even a child looks up the identity of his or her friends on the Internet.
Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

News updates from HT| 'Got to know from various sources': Bihar govt explains

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 05:04 PM IST
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Mehul Choksi is taken in a wheelchair to the magistrate's court by police after his arrest for illegal entry into Dominica, in Roseau on June 4.(AP Photo)
Mehul Choksi is taken in a wheelchair to the magistrate's court by police after his arrest for illegal entry into Dominica, in Roseau on June 4.(AP Photo)

Dominica declared Mehul Choksi prohibited immigrant, show documents

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 08:37 AM IST
Mehul Choksi's lawyers claimed last week that the businessman can't be arrested by the Dominican police as he is not a 'prohibited immigrant'. Documents accessed by HT debunk the claim.
Barbara Jabarica alleged that Mehul Choksi had introduced himself with a different name (Raj) to her.(File Photo)
Barbara Jabarica alleged that Mehul Choksi had introduced himself with a different name (Raj) to her.(File Photo)

Barbara Jabarica says Mehul Choksi first to approach and befriend her

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 11:02 PM IST
“Raj (Mehul Choksi) was the one who approached me, asked my number and 'befriended me', totally the opposite of what his wife says,” Barbara Jabarica said.
Mehul Choksi had named Barbara Jabarica as one of his abductors in his official complaint with the police in Antigua, claiming that after they reached Dominica, he was told by his abductors that he was taken there to meet a high ranking “Indian politician”. (File Photo)
Mehul Choksi had named Barbara Jabarica as one of his abductors in his official complaint with the police in Antigua, claiming that after they reached Dominica, he was told by his abductors that he was taken there to meet a high ranking “Indian politician”. (File Photo)

Barbara Jabarica, accused by Mehul Choksi of kidnapping him, debunks his claim

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Barbara Jabarica denied the abduction allegations raised by Mehul Choksi and said that she was only engaging with the 62-year-old in good faith over business opportunities as she had not followed Indian news and had no idea that he was a fraudster.
Antigua and Barbuda businessman Mehul Choksi is taken in a wheelchair to the magistrate's court by police after his arrest for illegal entry into the country, in Roseau, Dominica, Friday, June 4, 2021. (AP)
Antigua and Barbuda businessman Mehul Choksi is taken in a wheelchair to the magistrate's court by police after his arrest for illegal entry into the country, in Roseau, Dominica, Friday, June 4, 2021. (AP)

Mehul Choksi's bail hearing adjourned till June 11

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 08:50 AM IST
The bail hearing took place before high court judge Wynante Adrien-Roberts through video-conferencing on the plea of Choksi's local legal team comprising Julien Prevost, Wayne Norde, Wayne Marsh and Cara Shillingford-Marsh.
Mehul Choksi.(ANI)
Mehul Choksi.(ANI)

News updates from HT: Dominican PM says Mehul Choksi's rights will be respected

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 09:04 PM 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 had gone missing from Antigua on May 23 after going out for a walk and was caught in Dominica. (AP Photo/Clyde Jno Baptiste)(AP)
Mehul Choksi had gone missing from Antigua on May 23 after going out for a walk and was caught in Dominica. (AP Photo/Clyde Jno Baptiste)(AP)

Rights of Mehul Choksi will be respected, says Dominican Prime Minister

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 07:27 PM IST
  • “His rights will be respected as has been done thus far and let the court decide what will happen,” Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a press statement.
A file photo of Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi who has gone missing in Antigua. (ANI Photo)
A file photo of Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi who has gone missing in Antigua. (ANI Photo)

Choksi names abductors, claims he was told an 'Indian politician' will meet him

By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 04:41 PM IST
Choksi filed an official complaint with the Antigua police and claimed that after they reached Dominica, he was told by his abductors that he was taken there to meet a high ranking “Indian politician”.
At the same time, the Dominica police has stated in its affidavits that attorney-at-law Cara Shillingford (one of the lawyers of Choksi) had contacted them on May 26 to have access to Choksi.
At the same time, the Dominica police has stated in its affidavits that attorney-at-law Cara Shillingford (one of the lawyers of Choksi) had contacted them on May 26 to have access to Choksi.

Mehul Choksi’s identity was known 3 days later: Dominica Police

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 07:14 AM IST
  • All the officers of Dominica, in their affidavits, have claimed that Choksi repeatedly said he was abducted and brought to Dominica.
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