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Mehul Choksi apprehended in Dominica, 101 nautical miles from Antigua

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, who mysteriously went missing from Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday evening, was apprehended by authorities in Dominica, positioned about 101 nautical miles from Antigua, primarily based on research in native media there.

A report in dominicannewsonline.com acknowledged that Indian-born Choksi was within the custody of the Prison Investigation Division (CID) in Dominica after he was caught on Tuesday night on the premise of an Interpol ‘yellow discover’.

It added that preparations had been being made at hand him over to the Antigua police.

Officers in Indian companies said they’re in touch with authorities in every the Caribbean worldwide areas to find out additional particulars nevertheless it appears that evidently he was trying to flee some place else.

“He might have taken a personal boat to flee to Dominica. We’re gathering extra particulars,” said an officer.

His lawyer, Vijay Aggarwal said – “I’ve spoken to his household, his household is completely satisfied and relieved that lastly whereabouts of Mehul Choksi are recognized. And efforts are being made to talk to him in order that one can know the clearer image that how he was taken to Dominica”.

On Tuesday, Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne had said that if Mehul Choksi had fled the nation, he would have accomplished so using a ship.

The Antiguan authorities has said on plenty of occasions that it is ready to extradite Choksi to India for which the strategy is already occurring.

His extradition case along with revocation of citizenship by Antigua is presently being pursued in a court docket docket there, which he has challenged.

Choksi, who has sought refuge in Antigua after allegedly dishonest the Punjab Nationwide Financial institution of 13,578 crore alongside collectively along with his nephew Nirav Modi, and fleeing India in 2018, left his home on Sunday to go for dinner at a extensively recognized restaurant within the southern part of the island and was on no account seen as soon as extra.

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