(Dominica News Online) The freedom of an alleged Indian fugitive who arrived in Dominica under mysterious circumstances, Mehul Choksi, is in the hands of High court Judge, Wynante Adrien-Roberts, who has adjourned a bail application hearing for Choksi to June 11, 2021.
The bail application in the High court which was heard via zoom this morning, was filed by the diamantaire’s local attorneys, Julien Prevost, Wayne Norde, Wayne Marsh and Cara Shillingford-Marsh.
According to information from the court, the acting Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Sherma Dalrymple, strongly opposed bail whilst the prisoner’s attorney argued that this would be in their client’s best interest.
Following arguments by both sides, the matter was adjourned to June 11, when the Judge will rule on certain submissions and hand down her decision.
The application for bail arrived in the High court following Choksi’s not guilty plea to the charge of illegal entry at the Magistrate court where the Chief Magistrate, despite objections from Choksi’s attorney, Wayne Norde, had accepted the DPP’s submissions that Choksi is a flight risk and has pending court proceedings and an Interpol Red Notice issued against him and denied bail.