Mehul Choksi Unfit to Travel, Can Record Video Statement: Lawyers

His lawyers have also said that Choksi will travel to India when he is medically fit.

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File image of Mehul Choksi, who has been named in the FIR in the PNB scam.

Mehul Choksi’s lawyer has told the court under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act that he isn’t fit to travel, and sought to record his statement through video conferencing or if Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers could travel to Antigua, reported The Indian Express. His lawyers, Sanjay Abbot and Ashul Agarwal have also said that Choksi will travel to India, when he is medically fit, which might be “most likely within the next three months.”

The application reportedly requested the court to “direct investigating officers to travel to Antigua where the accused is currently residing.” Commenting on Choksi’s personal health, the application also said that travel to India currently would be “unbearable, intolerable, unmanageable and difficult .”

Along with celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi is in demnad by Indian investigative agencies after a scam in Punjab National Bank (PNB). Choksi allegedly borrowed crores in loans from banks on the basis of false guarantee and the Enforcement Directorate has sought to declare him as “fugitive economic offender,” reported NDTV.

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