(Dominica News Online) The alleged Indian fugitive Mehul Choksi has been granted bail in the sum of $10,000.00 to travel to Antigua and Barbuda for specialized medical attention not available in Dominica as recommended by medical authorities.
This decision came this morning when High Court Judge Justice Bernie Stephenson approved a Consent Order stating that consideration was given to Choksi’s health which is on the decline and his need to access medical services overseas.
The 62-year-old diamond tycoon who gained citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda, is wanted by the Indian judicial authorities for allegedly cheating the Punjab National Bank of over two billion US dollars, one of India’s largest bank fraud cases in decades.
The circumstances surrounding the mysterious appearance of Choksi on a remote beach in Dominica remain a mystery.
Whilst his attorneys allege that he was kidnapped, beaten and unwillingly brought to Dominica, the police claim that he entered the shores illegally on May 24, 2021.