The first pictures of India-born fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi surfaced on Saturday from Dominica. The picture showing him sustaining several injuries. This comes days after he was found and later arrested in Dominica
The pictures,shared by the Antigua News Room, is showing him sustaining several injuries on his hands and the left eye which appeared bruised and swollen.
Choksi's Dominica-based lawyer Wayne Marsh on May 28 had said that his client was abducted from Antigua on Sunday (May 23) and beaten up. But the Antigua and Barbuda police chief, Atlee Rodney has denied that fugitive Choksi, was "abducted, tortured and forcibly taken to Dominica", he also said that police have no evidence to back the claim
Antiguan PM Browne on Saturday accused the country's key opposition party - United Progressive Party (UPP) of taking funds from Mehul Choksi for its political campaigns. Meanwhile the UPP had also issued a statement on Saturday in favour of Choksi saying that he should get his constitutional and legal rights as a citizen of Antigua.
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, superior court for eastern Caribbean states including Commonwealth of Dominica, on Friday put a stay on his repatriation from Dominica. A massive manhunt was launched after Choksi went missing and an Interpol Notice was issued by Antigua and Barbuda. He was traced and captured in Dominica on May 25.
Antigua PM Browne has requested Dominica, to deport Choksi to India, saying he will enjoy legal protection in the country as a citizen. Browne also told a radio show in his country that India has sent a private jet to Dominica carrying documents related to the deportation of fugitive businessman Choksi, arrested in bank fraud case.
Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are wanted in India for allegedly illegally taking of off Rs 13,500 crore of public money from the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) using letters of undertaking.