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PNB fraud case | India in touch with Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda to bring back Mehul Choksi: Report

Choksi, who had recently fled from Antigua and Barbuda, was captured in neighbouring Dominica after an Interpol Yellow Notice was issued against him, Antiguan media reported on Wednesday.

May 27, 2021 / 05:19 PM IST
Mehul Choksi

Mehul Choksi

India is in touch with the governments of Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda to bring back fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi from the Caribbean region, sources said on Thursday. Choksi, who had recently fled from Antigua and Barbuda, was captured in neighbouring Dominica after an Interpol Yellow Notice was issued against him, Antiguan media reported on Wednesday.

The sources said India was in touch with Antigua and Barbuda on the matter and now contact has been established with the government of Dominica. "We are in touch with them. Our interest in getting fugitives like Choksi and others remains strong," said a source, adding the focus has been to bring them back to the country at the earliest.

Fugitive Indian jeweller Mehul Choksi captured in Dominica: Report

It is learnt that probe agencies are pursuing the matter of bringing back Choksi to India. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said he has asked Dominica to hand the diamantaire over to India directly.