PNB rip-off case: Dominica withdraws unlawful entry case in opposition to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi

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Dominica withdraws unlawful entry case in opposition to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi in PNB rip-off case. 

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi on Saturday received aid from the Commonwealth of Dominica the place he was charged with unlawful entry by the police. The prosecution of Dominica determined to withdraw/discontinue the authorized proceedings within the unlawful entry case in opposition to him. “Choksi is happy that the Dominican Authorities has right this moment dropped all costs in opposition to him for illegal entry in Could 2021. By doing in order that they now recognise that there was by no means any case in opposition to him. Choksi was forcibly faraway from Antigua in opposition to his will by brokers of the Indian State, viciously assaulted, and brought to Dominica by boat, the place he was once more unlawfully handed over to authorities for an offence he by no means dedicated. Choksi’s authorized workforce proceed to pursue all avenues for justice to redress the human rights violations dedicated in opposition to him.

Choksi hopes that these liable for his kidnapping from Antigua on Could 23, 2021 might be delivered to justice,” reads the assertion of Choksi issued by his spokesperson. Director of Public Prosecutions (AG) in a reply filed on Could 17, 2022, to Justice of the Peace Court docket, knowledgeable that ‘Mehul Chinubhai Choksi’ was charged, for that he, on the 24th day of Could 2021 at Toucarie Bay, Toucarie within the Parish of St John, within the Commonwealth of Dominica, did enter illegally into the Commonwealth of Dominica at a spot to wit ‘Toucarie Bay, Toucarie’ not accepted as some extent of entry.”

The reply of the Director of Prosecutions additional acknowledged that “in accordance with the provisions of Part 72(2) (c) of the Structure of the Commonwealth of Dominica, I do hereby discontinue the above-mentioned proceedings in opposition to the stated, Mehul Chinubhai Choksi.” After the choice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Choksi’s lawyer Advocate Vijay Aggarwal informed ANI, “Reality at all times comes out ultimately, irrespective of how arduous anybody tries to cease it or cover it. Lies are simply short-term delays to the inevitable. It was extraordinarily insensitive for some folks to name accidents on my consumer Mehul Choksi to be pretend due to some authorized technique.”

Earlier, whereas Dominica Excessive Court docket granted interim bail to Choksi on the medical grounds, his lawyer had stated that every one pending proceedings associated to unlawful entry in opposition to Mehul Choksi might be stored in abeyance until he will get medically match to return again to Dominica. However in keeping with us, that was not an unlawful entry matter, it was a forceful entry case, he added.

Fugitive Businessman Mehul Choksi who had gone lacking from Antigua on Could 23, 2021, was quickly caught in Dominica. He was charged with unlawful entry by the police in Dominica. The 62-year-old fugitive is needed in India in reference to a Rs 13,500-crore fraud within the Punjab Nationwide Financial institution (PNB). 

(ANI Inputs)

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