Mehul Choksi, a diamond trader accused in a PNB fraud case, is likely to be extradited to India. A private plane from India has landed at Douglas Charles Airport in Dominica. All documents for the return of the probe have been sent to the Antigua government. Antigua-Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown told local radio. However, New Delhi has not commented on whether the accused will be extradited to India.
A Global 5000 aircraft belonging to a Qatar executive was seen parked at Douglas Charles Airport in Dominica on Friday. The plane landed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from Doha on Thursday. Then on Friday it reached Dominica from New Delhi via Madrid. Antigua-Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown told local radio that a special plane had arrived from Barat with emergency documents. These are documents related to the extradition of Mehul Choksi, accused in the PNB scam of Rs 13,000 crore. Brown said the documents would be used against Choksi in a Dominican court.
However, a court in Dominica has issued a stay on Choksi return to another country. However, Choksi has been discharged from the hospital for treatment. The trial is set to begin on June 2 in Dominica.
He went missing a week ago while having dinner at a restaurant. However, he could not stay covered for long. Mehul Choksi, the main panda diamond trader of PNB Jaliari, was arrested by Dominican police on Tuesday night while fleeing in a boat. Since then, Choksi has been living in captivity within the four walls of the jail. The first picture of Mehul Choksi inside the jail came to light on Friday. As you can see in the picture, his eyes are swollen and red, he has sores on his hands, he is standing by the grill.