Mehul Choksi Gets Interim Bail, Can Travel to Antigua for Treatment

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has been given interim bail by the Dominica High Court on medical grounds.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The custody of fugitive diamantaire <a href="">Mehul Choksi</a> has been transferred from police to a State prison by a magistrate court in Dominica. Image used for representation.</p></div>

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi was given interim bail by the Dominica High Court on medical grounds on Monday, 12 July, allowing him to travel to Antigua and Barbuda for treatment.

The interim bail has been granted till he is certified fit to travel, after which he has to return to Dominica, news agency ANI reported.

Choksi is wanted in India in a case of loan fraud worth around Rs 13,500 crore centred around the state-run Punjab National Bank. Both Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi, the other key accused in the PNB scam, had fled India in January 2018 before the CBI could file a case against them.

He was staying in the Carribean country of Antigua and Barbuda, of which he gained citizenship in November 2017.

But in May this year, it was reported that Choksi was detained by the police in the island country on Dominica, on charges of allegedly entering the country illegally on a boat.

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