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Due to poor health, Choksi unlikely to return to Dominica to answer illegal entry charges

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By Shermain Bique-Charles (Antigua Observer) A Dominican court may be waiting in vain for Indian fugitive Mehul Choksi’s return to answer charges for his alleged illegal entry into the country last May.

Choksi, who was reportedly kidnapped and taken to Dominica on May 23, 2021, was granted bail in July by a Dominica High Court to allow him to travel to Antigua and Barbuda for treatment of his neurological condition.

The court has also stayed the ongoing trial before a magistrate for his alleged illegal entry until his return.

But his wife, Priti Choksi, claimed that returning to Dominica may never happen, since her diamantaire husband’s health has deteriorated since the ordeal.

“They said that he can’t go back until he is 100 percent fit and, as you can imagine, a 63-year-old man being 100 percent fit –I don’t know what they mean by this. The bail condition says he has to be completely fit…” she said.

Priti said her husband is not against going back to answer the charges against him in the neighbouring island, but he may never be able to do so.

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