Gitanjali Group Chairman and fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi wanted in Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam was arrested in the Caribbean island nation while trying to escape to Cuba from Antigua, where he had been living since 2018.
Now a court in Dominica has put on hold the deportation of fugitive diamond jeweler Mehul Choksi. Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne had asked Dominica to send him back to India directly but this has been contested by his lawyers, who claim that the wanted businessman cannot be sent to India as he is is no longer a citizen of the country.
Meanwhile, Mehul Choksi’s legal team in Dominica had filed a petition after they were allegedly not given access to him, local media reported. They also claimed that ‘marks of torture’ have been reported on his body.
Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Agarwal claimed that he was forced to get into a vessel from Antigua and was taken to Dominica. Agarwal also…