The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday mentioned fugitive diamond service provider Mehul Choksi stays within the custody of Dominican authorities with sure authorized proceedings underway, and asserted that every one efforts will proceed to be made to deliver again fugitives to face justice in India.
At a media briefing, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi additionally mentioned the difficulty of financial offenders was mentioned through the UK-India talks final month, and the British aspect had conveyed that there are some authorized hurdles due to the character of the felony justice system in that nation, however they are going to do no matter potential to be sure that such individuals are extradited on the earliest.
New Delhi has been searching for extradition of Indian fugitives Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi from the UK to face trial in India.
Asked about Choksi on the on-line media briefing, Bagchi mentioned, “As regards Mehul Choksi, I don’t have any particular update this week. He remains in custody of Dominican authorities and certain legal proceedings are underway.”
He mentioned India will proceed to make all efforts to deliver fugitives to face justice in India.
The Dominica High Court has adjourned the bail listening to of Choksi until June 11, native media stories had said.
Choksi had mysteriously gone lacking on May 23 from Antigua and Barbuda, the place he has been staying since 2018 as a citizen.
He was detained in neighbouring island nation Dominica for unlawful entry after a potential romantic escapade along with his rumoured girlfriend.
His attorneys alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua by policemen wanting like Antiguan and Indian and delivered to Dominica on a ship.
To a query on fugitive diamond service provider Nirav Modi, wished in India for alleged fraud and cash laundering within the PNB rip-off case, Bagchi mentioned that on April 15, the UK secretary of state had ordered his extradition to India.
“We understand that Nirav Modi is seeking to appeal against this decision. He remains in the custody of UK authorities,” he mentioned.
On Vinay Mishra, towards whom the CBI has issued a pink nook discover in reference to its investigation in a case of cattle smuggling, Bagchi mentioned he does not have something to share.
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