Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, who had not too long ago fled from Antigua and Barbuda, was captured in neighbouring Dominica after an Interpol Yellow Discover was issued towards him, the native media reported on Wednesday.
Police in Dominica captured Choksi on Tuesday evening (native time) after an Interpol Yellow Discover was issued by Antigua and Barbuda.
Efforts are on at hand him over to the Royal Police Drive of Antigua and Barbuda, the native media reviews acknowledged.
Choksi had been dwelling in Antigua and Barbuda since 2018 after taking the citizenship of the nation, Antigua Information Room reported.
The Yellow Discover is issued by the Interpol to trace lacking individuals.
Choksi, who is needed in a Rs 13,500 crore mortgage fraud within the Punjab Nationwide Financial institution, was final seen going for dinner in his automobile in Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday.
His workers had reported him lacking after his automobile was discovered.
The businessman’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal had confirmed that Choksi had been lacking since Sunday.
The reviews of Choksi gone lacking created flutter within the Carribbeans island nation after the opposition raised the difficulty in Antigua and Barbuda Parliament.
Responding to the opposition, Prime Minister Gaston Browne had stated that his dispensation was “collaborating” with the Indian authorities, neighbouring international locations and worldwide police organisations to attempt to find Choksi.
“Somebody from his family indicated that he’s lacking. Since then the Royal Police Drive of Antigua and Barbuda put out a press release to that impact. That assertion can be shared with the Interpol,” he had stated.
Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi allegedly siphoned off Rs 13,500 crore of public cash from the state-run Punjab Nationwide Financial institution (PNB), utilizing fraudulent letters of enterprise.
Modi is contesting his extradition lodged in a London jail after repeated denial of his bail by courts.
Choksi had taken citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda in 2017 utilizing the Citizenship by Funding programme earlier than escaping India within the first week of January 2018. The rip-off got here to gentle subsequently.
Each are dealing with a CBI probe.