PNB Bank scam: India jet to Dominica for bring back Mehul Choksi
New Delhi: An Indian jet has arrived in Dominica to bring back Mehul Choksi, an accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam and fugitive diamond trader him.
It is being told that a private jet has arrived from India to Dominica, confirmed by Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and that there is an Indian private jet at Dominica’s Douglas-Charles Airport.
In an interaction with a local radio station in Antigua, PM Brown said that India has a private jet at Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica.
According to media reports, the jet took off from New Delhi and landed in Dominica via Madrid.
Brown said that the Indian government had sent documents which proved that Mehul Choksi was a fugitive.
He said that these documents would be shown in court on Wednesday. At the same time, the first picture of Mehul Choksi from the prison of Dominica has come out.
Traces of injury are visible in the left eye of Choksi, imprisoned behind bars. His eye is red.
Also, bruises can be seen in his hand. Her lawyers have claimed that she has been beaten up by vigilance.
Choksi, wanted in India by the CBI and ED in the Rs 13,500-crore PNB fraud case, fled from Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday.
After which a massive search operation was launched. He was caught in Dominica on Wednesday.
At the same time, a court in Dominica prohibited the fugitive diamond trader Choksi from being sent elsewhere from the Caribbean island country until further orders.
Mehul Choksi, an accused in the PNB fraud case, had left India on 4 January 2018 along with his nephew Nirav Modi.
She acquired citizenship of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua Barbuda in 2017, before Navari fled to India in 2018.
Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are accused of allegedly cheating Punjab National Bank (PNB) with some 13,000 crore rupees in connivance with some bank officials.