Dominica high court granted bail to mehul choksi

The Dominica High Court
has granted bail to fugitive
diamantaire Mehul Choksi,
allowing him to travel to An-
tigua and Barbuda for treat-
ment of his neurological
condition, local media there
The court has granted a
consent order by Choksi’s
legal team permitting him to
go to Antigua, where he has
been staying as a citizen
since 2018 after he left India,
after depositing 10,000
Eastern Caribbean dollars
(approximately ₹2.75 lakh)
as bail money to seek medi-
cal attention from a special-
ised neurologist, Nature Isle
News reported.
The court has also stayed
the ongoing trial before a
magistrate for his alleged il-
legal entry into Dominica on
May 23, till his return, it
The court order has come
as a major jolt to Indian ef-
forts to bring back Choksi,
wanted in the ₹13,500-crore
scam in the Punjab National
Bank, from Dominica,
where he was held for illegal
entry after his disappea-
rance from Antigua and
“Dominica courts fnally
upheld the rule of law and
rights of a human to be
treated in the medical facili-
ties of his choice,” Choksi’s
lawyer Vijay Aggarwal said.

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