New Delhi, June 17: The Central Bureau of Investigation has said in a supplementary chargesheet that a month after fugitive businessman, Mehul Choksi left the country, the original applications submitted by Gitanjali Gems to the Punjab National Bank were shifted with an intention to cause their disappearance.
Choksi had in December 2017 visited Hong Kong and met with dummy directors of his supplier entities and appraised them about the problems that his Gitanjali Group was facing in India. He also told them that they may have to face inquiry by the Enforcement Directorate.
New Delhi, June 04: India has said that it is doing everything it could to bring back fugitive businessman, Mehul Choksi who was arrested in Dominica after he fled Antigua.
The Antigua government has made it clear that it does not want Choksi back on its soil and it could be better if he is deported from Dominica to India. However it would depend on the high court in Dominica, which is hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Choksi’s lawyers.
New Delhi, June 01: A multi agency team of the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate will be present at a court hearing in Dominica as they make efforts to bring back fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi.
The team reached the island on May 28 and would be present at the court hearing scheduled to take place tomorrow. Two each from the CBI and ED are in the island.
New Delhi, May 31: The Enforcement Directorate which is seeking the extradition of fugitive businessman, Mehul Choksi will argue in the High Court of Dominica that he is still an Indian citizen.
His passport being issued by Antigua and Barbuda has been issued illegally, the ED could argue. He is accused of fraud and money laundering in India and there is sufficient evidence of the same. Moreover he has an Interpol Red Corner Notice against his name and hence he should be deported to India, the ED would argue according to people familiar with the developments.
New Delhi, May 28: With a Dominican court staying the repatriation of fugitive businessman, Mehul Choksi, India’s High Commissioner to the Port of Spain Arun Kumar Sahu is likely to travel to Dominica and seek a formal extradition of the fugitive businessman.
India has activated its diplomatic channels is seeking to initiate dialogue with Dominica on the extradition of Choksi. India does not have a formal extradition treaty with Dominica.
Antigua, May 25: The Antigua police have stepped up search operations after fugitive businessman, Mehul Choksi went missing. His lawyers said that he had gone for dinner at the southern part of the Island and was never seen after that.
In a statement, the police said that based on additional information received the police have conducted numerous searches but to no avail.
New Delhi, Mar 21: There are three Indian agencies working in tandem to bring back fugitive businessman, Nirav Modi from the United Kingdom.
The Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax department are working in tandem to bring Modi back to India. Similar efforts are on to bring back Nirav Modi’s uncle Mehul Choksi as well. Both are accused in the Rs 13,500 crore PNB scam.
New Delhi, Sep 16: Under fire for the escape of fugitives like VIjay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, the Central Bureau of Investigation put out a strong defence. In the case of Mallya, the CBI said that there was not enough evidence to arrest him. In the cases of Nirav Modi and Choksi, the agency said that they had received a complaint from the banks almost a month after they had fled the country.