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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...

Seized assets of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi & Vijay Mallya  worth Rs 9,371 cr transferred to banks

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday revealed that it has transferred seized assets of fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi worth Rs 9,371.17 crore to public sector banks and the Union government. In all, the probe agency has seized assets worth Rs 18,170 crore of these fugitive businessmen, which is 80 per...

Centre taking help from Harish Salve for bringing back Mehul Choksi from Dominica

With the fate of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi depending upon the courts in Dominica, the Indian government is leaving no stone unturned to bring him back to India so that he can be put on trial for the Rs 14,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. In this regard, the government is taking legal advice...

Antigua and Barbuda police probing Mehul Choksi’s abduction claim

Antigua and Barbuda police have started an investigation into the abduction claim of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi. The investigation started after Choksi’s lawyers provided names the diamantaire suspect were behind his abduction. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has confirmed that his country’s police have launched a probe into the abduction claim made...

Indian team sent to Dominica to bring back Mehul Choksi returning empty-handed

The team sent by India to bring back fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi in case the courts in Dominica clear his deportation is returning to the country, albeit empty-handed. The development comes as the high court in the tiny Caribbean island nation has adjourned the hearing on Choksi’s habeas corpus plea till July. The Indian team...

Dominican court refuses bail to Mehul Choksi in illegal entry case

A magistrate’s court in Dominica has refused to grant bail to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi who is sought by the Indian agencies in the Rs 14,000 crore Punjab National Bank loan scam case. Notably, Choksi had fled India in 2018 after the scam came to the fore and settled in Antigua. Last month, he went...

India sends pvt jet to Dominica with documents against Mehul Choksi to get him deported

India is leaving no stone unturned to catch hold of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi who was caught on May 25 trying to illegally enter a tiny Caribbean island nation, Dominica. Notably, the Ministry of External Affairs is coordinating with the governments of Dominica and Antigua for the deportation of Choksi to India. The Central Bureau...

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...

Nirav Modi’s seventh bail plea rejected by UK court

A court in London on Monday rejected the bail plea of fugitive fraudster Nirav Modi. It was the seventh rejection by courts of the United Kingdom. Nirav Modi is lodged in a London prison since his arrest on an extradition warrant in March last year. Diamantaire Nirav Modi is wanted in India in connection with...