The troubles of the accused Mehul Choksi, who fled from India by defrauding Punjab National Bank of thousands of crores of rupees, are increasing. The government of Dominica has declared Choksi a ‘Prohibited Immigrant’ who has entered their country.
According to the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Dominica, Mehul Choksi violated the country’s Passport and Immigration Act. He entered the country using wrong means. Therefore, he has been declared a ‘restricted immigrant’ under the Passport Act.
Let us inform that Mehul Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal had claimed last week that his client had not entered Dominica wrongly. The lawyer also said that the government of Dominica has not declared him a ‘Prohibited Immigrant’. Therefore Choksi cannot be kept under arrest.
On the other hand, a person named Gurjit Bhandal has denied the allegation of allegedly kidnapping Choksi and bringing him to Dominica in Antigua. Gurjit said that he had left the Caribbean island of Subai on 23 May. Everybody knows this thing. Gurjit said that the allegation that Choksi was kidnapped and brought to Dominica on the evening of 23 May is absolutely false. There is no truth in this.
At present, Mehul Choksi is lodged in the prison of Dominica. The court there has given interim relief to Choksi on India’s demand for extradition. Due to which this matter has become entangled in the legal process. According to information, Mehul Choksi went missing from Antigua and Barbuda on the evening of 23 May. He appeared in Dominica 3 days later.