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, 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, Dec 20:The Ministry of External Affairs has approached the United Arab Emirates seeking the extradition of Nirav Modi, a prime accused in the PNB scam. The request is in addition to the one made with the United Kingdom as well.
New Delhi, Aug 27: Mehul Choksi has followed in the footsteps of Vijay Mallya and cited poor jail conductions in India to contest the Interpol Red Corner Notice against him. The PNB scam accused said that the conditions in Indian jails are not good.
New Delhi, Aug 6: The Indian Government has directed that the provisions of the Extradition Act 1962 shall apply with respect to Antigua and Barbuda. This decision is an important one considering the fact that India is trying to get PNB fraud accused, Mehul Choski extradited from Antigua.