Dominica govt declares Mehul Choksi a prohibited immigrant | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The dominican government on Thursday declared diamantaire Mehul Choksi as a “prohibited immigrant” in their country.
Dominica’s National Security & Home Affairs Ministry in an order said that necessary action will be taken to remove him from the country.
“By powers vested in me in accordance with Immigration & Passport Act of 2017 revised laws of Dominica, Mehul Choksi is declared a prohibited immigrant, the order said.
Choksi is wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore PNB scam in India. He fled the country in January 2018, just days before his name was to surface in the bank fraud, and settled in Antigua.
He has not returned to the country since, as he faces investigation by CBI, ED and other Indian agencies on charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating and dishonesty, corruption and money laundering.
He was detained in the neighboring island country of Dominica for illegal entry, after a possible romantic escapade with his rumored girlfriend.
Choksi’s lawyers alleged that he was abducted from Jolly Harbor in Antigua by policemen looking like Antiguan and Indian, and brought to Dominica on a boat.
(With agency inputs)

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