‘I am Helpless and Worried About Safety’: Mehul Choksi to CBI
Responding to Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) summons Nirav Modi’s uncle and an accused in the Punjab National Bank fraud Mehul Choksi said that he was “helpless and information-less” on the ongoing investigation. He pointed that the issues raised by him earlier remained unanswered making his “fear of safety rise to extreme levels”.
In his letter dated 16 March, he also wrote that the media “continued” a trial by itself and blew every issue “out of proportion”.
He claimed that the Regional Passport Office had not communicated with him and that his passport remained suspended. He further claimed that he was “not making an excuse to travel to India”.
Choksi said that “unfair” actions were taken by multiple agencies, leaving him “helpless, information-less and completely defenceless”.
He wrote that he and his family were being threatened by individuals with whom he shared business relationships.
Choksi wrote that he was “extremely held up” in his business abroad and that he was “unable” to travel to India due to his persisting health condition.
Earlier on 8 March, Choksi wrote a seven-page letter refusing to appear before the agency on the grounds of “persisting health problems.” Choksi wrote the letter as a reply to a summon served to him by the CBI to appear before it on 7 March.
He said he had “a cardiac procedure which was conducted in the first week of February 2018,” adding that he was not allowed to travel.
Choksi didn’t disclose his location in the letter, and instead requested the CBI to communicate with him via email or through his lawyer in India.
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