Fugitive diamond dealer Mehul Choksi, who was mysteriously lacking from Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday night, was apprehended by authorities in Dominica, about 101 nautical miles from Antigua, in response to native media experiences.
A report by dominicannewsonline.com mentioned Choksi, an Indian-origin, was within the custody of the Felony Investigation Division (CID) in Dominica when he was arrested on Tuesday evening primarily based on Interpol’s ‘Yellow Discover’.
It mentioned that preparations had been being made handy him over to the Antigua Police.
Officers of Indian companies mentioned they had been involved with officers from each Caribbean nations to search out out extra info, however it appeared that he was attempting to flee elsewhere.
“He might have taken a personal boat to run to Dominica. “We’re amassing extra info,” mentioned an official.
His lawyer Vijay Aggarwal mentioned – “I’ve spoken to his household, his household is completely satisfied and relieved that Mehul Choksi has lastly come to know. And an try is being made to speak to him to get a transparent image.” To see how they had been taken to Dominica.
On Tuesday, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne mentioned that if Mehul Choksi had left the nation, he would have finished so utilizing a ship.
The Antiguan authorities has mentioned on a number of events that it is able to extradite Choksi to India for which the method is already underway.
His extradition case in addition to the case of revocation of citizenship by Antigua is at the moment happening in a court docket there, which he has challenged.
Choksi, who sought refuge in Antigua after allegedly dishonest Punjab Nationwide Financial institution ₹13,578 crore together with his nephew Nirav Modi, and fleeing India in 2018, left his residence for dinner at a well-known restaurant within the southern a part of the island on Sunday and was by no means seen once more.