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High Court Denies Bail for Mehul Choksi

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(Dominica News Online) Following a near five-hour long court proceeding, High Court Judge, Justice Wynante Adrien-Roberts has denied bail to alleged Indian fugitive Mehul Choksi on the basis that he is a “flight risk.”

Choksi who on June 2, 2021, pleaded not guilty to illegal entry into Dominica request for bail was first rejected by the Chief Magistrate Candia Carrette-George.

Through his attorney which includes; Julien Prevost, Wayne Norde, Wayne Benjamin Marsh and Cara Shillingford-Marsh, an application was filed in the high court for bail and the hearing commenced on June 8 and concluded on June 11, via zoom.

At the hearing, Choksi’s legal team argued that as a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) citizen, he is entitled to such benefits since his allege offense is not of a serious nature.

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