Absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi alleges kidnapping try by Indian businesses

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Mehul Choksi is taken in a wheelchair to the Magistrates court docket by police after his arrest for unlawful entry into the nation, in Roseau, Dominica. (FILE)

Absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi  has accused Indian regulation enforcement businesses of making an attempt to kidnap him. In a voice be aware despatched to India TV by way of his lawyer, Choksi stated that he could not think about that after closing his enterprise and seizing all properties, the businesses tried to kidnap him.

“I could not think about that Indian businesses after closing my all enterprise and seizing my protests, made try to kidnap me,” he stated within the voice be aware.

Choksi has returned to Antigua and Barbuda, his abode since 2018, after practically 51 days of custody in neighbouring Dominica for unlawful entry which his legal professionals declare was a kidnapping plan. The 62-year-old was granted bail by Dominica Excessive Courtroom to journey again to Antigua for in search of medical assist from a neurologist primarily based there and return to face trial when given health clearance by his docs.

After depositing bail cash of EC {Dollars} 10000, Choksi in a lightweight inexperienced shirt and khaki shorts flew again to Antigua in a chartered aircraft, Antigua Information Room reported. Officers of Ministry of International Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda met him on the airport.

The difficulty of his return was introduced earlier than the Cupboard below Prime Minister Gaston Browne whereas it was in session. The Cupboard noticed that Royal Police Pressure of Antigua and Barbuda will proceed to research the claims of Choksi’s kidnapping and instances of revoking his citizenship and his extradition will proceed within the courts there.

Choksi, needed in Rs 13,500 crore financial institution fraud case in India, had mysteriously gone lacking on Could 23 from Antigua and Barbuda the place he has been staying after fleeing India. He was detained in neighbouring island nation of Dominica for unlawful entry on Could 24 after a attainable romantic escapade together with his rumoured girlfriend. His legal professionals alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua on Could 23 by policemen trying like Antiguan and Indian and dropped at Dominica on a ship.


Whereas in search of bail in Dominica, Choksi had connected his medical experiences together with CT scan experiences which confirmed “mildly worsening hematoma”. The docs advocate an pressing evaluation of his medical situation by a neurologist and a neurosurgical guide. Going by medical experiences, the excessive court docket allowed Choksi to return to Antigua for his remedy.

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