Antigua

After returning to Antigua, Mehul Choksi blames Indian agencies for kidnapping attempt

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, who recently returned to Antigua and Barbuda from neighbouring Dominica after securing bail on health grounds, has blamed the Indian agencies for trying to kidnap him. Choksi said that he never expected that the Indian agencies would go to this extent and it has left a permanent scar on his soul....

Mehul Choksi secures bail on medical grounds, returns to Antigua on a chartered plane

In a major blow to the Indian government’s efforts to bring back fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, the latter has been granted bail by the Dominica High Court to return to Antigua and Barbuda for medical treatment. Notably, the 62-year-old diamantaire has already landed in Antigua and Barbuda—a tiny Caribbean nation where he had been staying...

India’s wait for Mehul Choksi gets longer as Dominican court stays repatriation

While India was hopeful of catching hold of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi after his arrest in Dominica, the wait once again got elongated after a local court in the island nation stayed his repatriation. Choksi is wanted by Indian agencies in the Rs 14,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan scam. Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal...

Does Mehul Choksi’s arrest in Dominica make things easier for India?

After Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said that fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi should be sent back directly to India, New Delhi is likely to utilise diplomatic channels to bring him back. Notably, Mehul Choksi, 62, who is sought by Indian agencies in connection with the Rs 14,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, had recently...

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi goes missing in Antigua, may have fled to Cuba

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, 62, who is sought by Indian agencies in connection with the Rs 14,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, has gone missing from Antigua—a Caribbean island nation to which he fled in 2018 after the scam came to the fore. Notably, Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal said that the diamantaire is missing...