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On Tuesday, Antigua and Barbuba’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said that if Choksi had fled the country, he would have done so using a boat.

Choksi, who went missing in Antigua, traced in Dominica

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 05:45 AM IST
A report in dominicannewsonline.com said that Indian-born Choksi was in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in Dominica after he was caught on Tuesday night on the basis of an Interpol “yellow notice”.
Mehul Choksi is wanted for allegedly siphoning <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13,500 crore of public money from the state-run Punjab National Bank.(HT File Photo)
Mehul Choksi is wanted for allegedly siphoning 13,500 crore of public money from the state-run Punjab National Bank.(HT File Photo)

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi apprehended in Dominica: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 11:10 PM IST
Efforts are on to hand Mehul Choksi over to the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, the local media reports said. An Interpol Yellow Notice was issued against Choksi after a request from the Antiguan Police.
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)

Manhunt in Antigua as Mehul Choksi goes missing

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 04:21 AM IST
Indian agencies have also alerted Interpol for more information about his whereabouts, people familiar with the developments said.
Mehul Choksi is seen in this file photo in Mumbai. (HT Photo)
Mehul Choksi is seen in this file photo in Mumbai. (HT Photo)

Mehul Choksi goes missing in Antigua, claims lawyer

By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 06:46 AM IST
Talking to HT, Choksi's lawyer Aggarwal said "Mehul Choksi is missing. His family members are worried and anxious and had called me to discuss. Antigua police are investigating. Family is in the dark and worried about his safety.”
Mehul Choksi siphoned off close to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7,080 crore in the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13,578 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud before fleeing to Antigua on January 4, 2018, a month before the mega-scam came to notice.(HT Photo)
Mehul Choksi siphoned off close to 7,080 crore in the 13,578 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud before fleeing to Antigua on January 4, 2018, a month before the mega-scam came to notice.(HT Photo)

Antigua begins process to revoke citizenship of Mehul Choksi

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:18 PM IST
The development was confirmed to HT by at least two officers in CBI and Enforcement Directorate, who added that the fugitive businessman is currently fighting revocation of his citizenship
Mehul Choksi .(HT Photo)
Mehul Choksi .(HT Photo)

Bad Boy Billionaires: Delhi HC seeks response from Centre, Netflix on Mehul Choksi plea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Bad Boy Billionaires, a Netflix docuseries, focuses on the fraud committed by many high-profile business tycoons in the country
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the Centre and Netflix and sought their stand by September 23 on Choksi’s appeal.(File image)
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the Centre and Netflix and sought their stand by September 23 on Choksi’s appeal.(File image)

HC seeks Centre, Netflix response to Mehul Choksi’s plea on ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ docuseries

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2020 11:17 AM IST
The documentary, which was scheduled for release in India on September 2, was promoted by Netflix as: “This investigative docuseries explores the greed, fraud and corruption that built up - and ultimately brought down - India’s most infamous tycoons”. 
The Series was due for release on Netflix on September 2, 2020, and accordingly, Choksi had also sought for an injunction and/or pre-screening of the Series as interim relief.
The Series was due for release on Netflix on September 2, 2020, and accordingly, Choksi had also sought for an injunction and/or pre-screening of the Series as interim relief.

There’s no relief for the bad boy, Mehul Choksi

UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 09:17 PM IST
The trailer of the said Series is streaming on Netflix indicates the same to be a documentary series covering the controversies of India’s biggest tycoons i.e., Vijay Mallya, Neerav Modi, Subrato Roy, and Raju Ramalingam.
Mehul Choksi.(HT Archive)
Mehul Choksi.(HT Archive)

Delhi High Court dismisses Mehul Choksi’s plea to pre-screen Netflix series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Bad Boy Billionaires focuses on the alleged fraud committed by many high-profile business tycoons in India
Mehul Choksi is seen in this file photo in Mumbai. The Delhi high court on Friday dismissed a plea by Choksi, the uncle of diamantaire Nirav Modi, seeking a preview of a series to be aired by video streaming platform Netflix next month.(HT Photo)
Mehul Choksi is seen in this file photo in Mumbai. The Delhi high court on Friday dismissed a plea by Choksi, the uncle of diamantaire Nirav Modi, seeking a preview of a series to be aired by video streaming platform Netflix next month.(HT Photo)

Delhi high court dismisses Mehul Choksi’s plea seeking pre-screening of Netflix series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:41 PM IST
The poster released by Netflix shows Choksi’s nephew Nirav Modi, Subrata Roy (of the Sahara Group), now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines chairperson Vijay Mallya and Ramalinga Raju, the former chairman and CEO of Satyam Computer Services.
File photo of businessman Mehul Choksi.
File photo of businessman Mehul Choksi.

Mehul Choksi moves Delhi high court against Netflix series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’, demands pre-screening

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Choksi, through his lawyer, demanded a pre-screening of the Netflix documentary ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’.
File photo of fugitive Indian businessman Mehul Choksi.
File photo of fugitive Indian businessman Mehul Choksi.

Mehul Choksi moves Delhi high court against Netflix documentary ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 03:24 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate has charged Ami Modi for conspiring and money laundering with her husband Nirav Modi apart from Choksi and others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The charge sheet adds that the same year (2012), three companies belonging to Mehul Choksi’s Gitanjali Group formed a consortium with EMTA Coal Ltd and submitted their bid along with a bank guarantee of ~ 2 crore against the tender.(HT file photo)
The charge sheet adds that the same year (2012), three companies belonging to Mehul Choksi’s Gitanjali Group formed a consortium with EMTA Coal Ltd and submitted their bid along with a bank guarantee of ~ 2 crore against the tender.(HT file photo)

2014 Supreme Court order stopped Choksi from running a coal mine: Enforcement Directorate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 05:20 AM IST
Choksi’s Gitanjali Group held a majority stake of 51% shares in the company , while EMTA held 49%. “It was basically a third party contract to GEMTA and not direct allocation of a block to Choksi’s company,” said an ED official.
The charge sheet is aimed at bolstering India’s extradition request for Choksi to Antigua and Barbuda sent under the UN Conventions against Corruption in March 2019.(File photo)
The charge sheet is aimed at bolstering India’s extradition request for Choksi to Antigua and Barbuda sent under the UN Conventions against Corruption in March 2019.(File photo)

ED files new charge sheet to aid Mehul Choksi’s extradition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 07:19 AM IST
Choksi, a key accused in the Rs13,500-crore Punjab National Bank fraud case along with his nephew Nirav Modi, became a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda under a programme in which a certain quantum of investment entitles an individual to citizenship.
On Monday, a Mumbai court allowed confiscation of Nirav Modi’s assets worth around Rs 1,400 crore under the newly enacted Fugitive Economic Offenders’ Act.(File Photo)
On Monday, a Mumbai court allowed confiscation of Nirav Modi’s assets worth around Rs 1,400 crore under the newly enacted Fugitive Economic Offenders’ Act.(File Photo)

ED brings back jewels owned by Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 03:03 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate will get the jewellery valued independently considering Modi and Choksi used to overvalue all their items in the retail market.
Nirav Modi is currently lodged in a UK Jail.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Nirav Modi is currently lodged in a UK Jail.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Jewels worth Rs 1,350 crore brought back from Nirav Modi’s Hong Kong godown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 08:35 PM IST
ED claims that Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi had kept valuables at a Hong Kong godown.
The controversy erupted on Tuesday after the Congress party alleged that the Centre waived loans worth ~68,607 crore of 50 top defaulters, including Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya.(Manoj Dhaka / Hindustan Times)
The controversy erupted on Tuesday after the Congress party alleged that the Centre waived loans worth ~68,607 crore of 50 top defaulters, including Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya.(Manoj Dhaka / Hindustan Times)

BJP, Congress blame each other for protecting wilful defaulters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal & Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Top leaders in the BJP camp contended that the central government did not waive loans of wilful defaulters, while the Congress stuck to its guns and alleged that the government’s handling of the issue benefited economic fugitives such as Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.
Husain’s 1972 work ‘Battle of Ganga and Jamuna: Mahabharata 12’ is a diptych, which depicts the battle between the two rivers.
Husain’s 1972 work ‘Battle of Ganga and Jamuna: Mahabharata 12’ is a diptych, which depicts the battle between the two rivers.

MF Husain painting seized from Nirav Modi sets auction record of 13.44 crore in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego and Vanessa Viegas, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 03:40 PM IST
A total of 40 lots — 15 artworks, a 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost and a selection of limited-edition and luxury handbags and watches -- were sold at the auction.
Mehul Choksi had challenged the proceedings through bunch of petitions in which he argued that he cannot be declared a fugitive economic offender as ED is relying on the statements recorded under PMLA to build a case against him(Hindustan Times)
Mehul Choksi had challenged the proceedings through bunch of petitions in which he argued that he cannot be declared a fugitive economic offender as ED is relying on the statements recorded under PMLA to build a case against him(Hindustan Times)

Bombay HC temporarily stays FEO proceedings against Mehul Choksi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Choksi fled India in January 2018 and is currently based in Antigua and Barbuda. He has refused to return while agencies are pursuing his extradition with the authorities in the Caribbean nation.
This is the first time Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) has come clean on the default perpetrated by Choksi, who has now settled as a citizen of Antigua & Barbados, the West Indies.(HT File Photo)
This is the first time Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) has come clean on the default perpetrated by Choksi, who has now settled as a citizen of Antigua & Barbados, the West Indies.(HT File Photo)

PSB calls Mehul Choksi a ‘wilful defaulter’, reveals exposure

Mumbai | By Agencies
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 09:23 AM IST
The latest development makes PSB the third prominent government-owned bank to reveal its exposure after Oriental Bank of Commerce came clean of loan defaults by Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi totaling to around Rs 289 crore.
Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi on Friday moved a Prevention of Money Laundering Act court in Mumbai, offering to be questioned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers in Antigua and Barbuda(Hindustan Times)
Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi on Friday moved a Prevention of Money Laundering Act court in Mumbai, offering to be questioned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers in Antigua and Barbuda(Hindustan Times)

Mehul Choksi again offers to be quizzed by ED in Antigua

New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 01:33 PM IST
The development comes after Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said this week that Indian investigators were free to travel to the island nation to interrogate Choksi, adding that he would be extradited to India as soon as he exhausts his legal options there.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne described fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi as a “crook”(Hindustan Times)
Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne described fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi as a “crook”(Hindustan Times)

Mehul Choksi a crook, will be extradited: Antigua PM

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2019 01:47 AM IST
There was no immediate response from Indian officials. However, India has noted in the past that a move by Antigua and Barbuda to strip Choksi of his citizenship is a “positive development” as it will pave the way for his extradition.
Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi now lives in Antigua and Barbuda after acquiring citizenship in November 2017.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi now lives in Antigua and Barbuda after acquiring citizenship in November 2017.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Mehul Choksi, fugitive diamantaire, a law-abiding citizen, says his lawyer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:45 PM IST
Mehul Choksi’s lawyer said his client is exercising various legal remedies available in law and claimed that he is unable to travel to India due to serious health concerns.
Punjab National Bank scam accused Mehul Choksi had fled to Antigua.(HT file photo)
Punjab National Bank scam accused Mehul Choksi had fled to Antigua.(HT file photo)

Mehul Choksi a crook, will be extradited after he exhausts appeals: Antigua PM

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:31 PM IST
Mehul Choksi, a key accused in Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case along with his nephew Nirav Modi, became a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda earlier this year
Diamantaires Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, accused in the PNB fraud case, are filing frivolous applications to delay the hearing on the enforcement directorate’s (ED) plea.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Diamantaires Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, accused in the PNB fraud case, are filing frivolous applications to delay the hearing on the enforcement directorate’s (ED) plea.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Choksi, Nirav filing frivolous pleas: ED

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 05:26 AM IST
A year after the ED’s plea under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, the lawyers of Choksi and Nirav, Vijay Agrawal, Rahul Agrawal and Ashul Agrawal, claimed there was a technical defect in the application, as it has not been accompanied by an affidavit revealing all contents.
Mehul Choksi moved the HC after the special court rejected his plea to quash the ED’s proceedings.(HT photo (Representational image))
Mehul Choksi moved the HC after the special court rejected his plea to quash the ED’s proceedings.(HT photo (Representational image))

Mehul Choksi says he is unwell, but does not submit papers; Bombay HC dismisses his plea

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:18 AM IST
Diamantaire objected to ED proceedings under Fugitive Economic Offenders Act stating Mehul Choksi is diabetic, has brain clot .
PNB fraud accused Gokulnath Shetty was arrested for allegedly aiding Mehul Choksi siphon off money overseas(Reuters Photo)
PNB fraud accused Gokulnath Shetty was arrested for allegedly aiding Mehul Choksi siphon off money overseas(Reuters Photo)

Rs 14,000 crore PNB fraud case: Man accused of aiding Mehul Choksi refuses to take lie-detector tests

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 05:00 PM IST
PNB fraud accused Gokulnath Shetty opposed CBI’s plea for his polygraph and narco-analysis test in order to find out about alleged pecuniary benefits received by him in return for fraudulent approvals.
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, the prime accused in the ₹13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, was given a choice of returning to India after being arrested in London(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, the prime accused in the ₹13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, was given a choice of returning to India after being arrested in London(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

‘Nirav Modi chose England jail over India return’: PMLA court

Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 02:52 AM IST
The ED’s counsel, advocate Hiten Venegaonkar along with Kavita Patil, said that this showed Modi’s intention to not return to India and face prosecution.
Punjab National Bank deputy manager Gokulnath Shetty was arrested by CBI in March last year.(REUTERS photo)
Punjab National Bank deputy manager Gokulnath Shetty was arrested by CBI in March last year.(REUTERS photo)

PNB fraud case: CBI wants narco test of former deputy manager of bank

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 04:28 PM IST
The CBI moved plea for polygraph test and narco analysis test of former deputy manager of Punjab National Bank Gokulnath Shetty arrested in connection with a fraud case.
After investigations started, Choksi allegedly fled the country and became a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda under a programme in which a certain quantum of investment entitles one to citizenship.(File photo)
After investigations started, Choksi allegedly fled the country and became a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda under a programme in which a certain quantum of investment entitles one to citizenship.(File photo)

Enforcement Directorate seizes Mehul Choksi’s assets worth Rs 24.7crore

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 04:21 AM IST
ED initiated investigation in the money-laundering case against Mehul Choksi and others on February 15, 2018, under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, on the basis of an FIR registered by the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI).
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