Pnb Scam Case: Dominican Judge Says Mehul Choksi Must Answer Illegal Entry Charge, Antigua, Cbi Ed Read all the bets here

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Today’s decision of a Dominica court will make it clear whether the way to bring Mehul Choksi to India will be cleared or he will be saved due to legal rigging.

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A Dominica court is likely to deliver its verdict on the extradition of Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused and fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi today. A court in Dominica deferred the decision till Thursday during the hearing held on Wednesday regarding the extradition of Mehul Choksi to India. During the hearing, the court heard the arguments of both the parties. Today’s decision of the court will clear whether the way to bring Mehul Choksi to India will be cleared or he will be saved due to legal rigging.

Mehul Choksi was caught in Dominica on his way to Cuba. Mehul Choksi holds Antigua citizenship. Troubled by Mehul Choksi’s actions, the government of Antigua has requested Dominica to hand him over to India directly. If it happens that Mehul Choksi can come to India before Nirav Modi.

Mehul’s lawyer kept this side
Mehul Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal says that from the time Gitanjali Group chairman and businessman Choksi acquired Antigua citizenship, he ceased to be a citizen of India. Therefore, according to sections 17 and 23 of the Immigration and Passport Act legally, he can only be deported to Antigua. The lawyer has claimed that contrary to the statement of Antigua officials, Choksi did not flee to Dominica. He was trapped through honeytrap and kidnapped. Choksi was friends with a woman for the past six months, who was called to an apartment in Antigua on May 23. From there Choksi was kidnapped by some people. He was then allegedly beaten up before being taken to Dominica. He was taken hostage in a yacht and tortured in many ways.

The special team of Indian central agencies that reached Dominica to bring back Choksi told that during the hearing, seven lawyers were representing Choksi in the court. Dominica’s opposition Lennox Linton was also present in the court. Let us tell you that Mehul’s brother Chetan Chinubhai Choksi had met Linton last Saturday and promised to help him in the elections in exchange for Mehul’s help. During this, Chetan gave him two lakh dollars as an advance and assured financial help of more than one million dollars in the coming general elections.

… so India’s claim is strong
Sources in Indian agencies chasing Mehul Choksi say that he may have surrendered his passport, but India has not accepted it. Also, the certificate of surrender of passport has not been issued to him. Sources say that Interpol has issued a red notice against Choksi for financial crimes committed in India and it will be debated in the court.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, as per the Passport Act 1967, it is mandatory for all Indian passport holders to hand over their passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately after acquiring foreign citizenship. Misuse of Indian passport is an offense under Section 12(1A) of the Passport Act 1967.

The law is very clear when it comes to Mehul Choksi’s citizenship. India does not allow dual citizenship. According to Section 9 of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, any Indian citizen who acquires foreign citizenship ceases to be an Indian citizen. Therefore, for all practical purposes Choksi remains a citizen of Antigua. Even though the government there has started the legal process to revoke his citizenship. This has been challenged by Choksi in Antigua (Antigua) Court.

Best chance to bring back Mehul
This is the best chance to bring the fugitive Mehul Choksi back to India. The court in Dominica has to convince that there is a strong legal case against him and that he is a fugitive criminal. Sources said India would also argue that its sole intention of acquiring Antigua citizenship was to avoid the clutches of the law in India. An official said that there is an Interpol notice against Choksi, which is sufficient grounds to hand him over to India. However, India does not have an extradition treaty with Dominica. Yet India followed the extradition proceedings in court, which lasted more than a year. In such a situation, India has enough base to bring Choksi.

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A Dominica court is likely to deliver its verdict on the extradition of Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused and fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi today. A court in Dominica deferred the decision till Thursday during the hearing held on Wednesday regarding the extradition of Mehul Choksi to India. During the hearing, the court heard the arguments of both the parties. Today’s decision of the court will clear whether the way to bring Mehul Choksi to India will be cleared or he will be saved due to legal rigging.

Mehul Choksi was caught in Dominica on his way to Cuba. Mehul Choksi holds Antigua citizenship. Troubled by Mehul Choksi’s actions, the government of Antigua has requested Dominica to hand him over to India directly. If it happens that Mehul Choksi can come to India before Nirav Modi.

Mehul’s lawyer kept this side

Mehul Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal says that from the time Gitanjali Group chairman and businessman Choksi acquired Antigua citizenship, he ceased to be a citizen of India. Therefore, according to sections 17 and 23 of the Immigration and Passport Act legally, he can only be deported to Antigua. The lawyer has claimed that contrary to the statement of Antigua officials, Choksi did not flee to Dominica. He was trapped through honeytrap and kidnapped. Choksi was friends with a woman for the past six months, who was called to an apartment in Antigua on May 23. From there Choksi was kidnapped by some people. He was then allegedly beaten up before being taken to Dominica. He was taken hostage in a yacht and tortured in many ways.

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