India hands over extradition request for Mehul Choksi to Antigua

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India has formally handed over a request to Antigua for the extradition of bank fraud fugitive Mehul Choksi who has obtained a citizenship in the Caribbean nation.

According to sources, a team from India was sent to Antigua few days back to pursue the authorities there to extradite Choksi.

Earlier, India had requested the authorities in Antigua to detain Choksi after it received information about his presence in the country.

As per reports, Antiguan authorities cleared his citizenship in November 2017 after India did not give any adverse report to stall his application.

Choksi had fled India on January 4 this year and took oath of allegiance in Antigua on January 15.

Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi are wanted in the Punjab National Bank fraud case, involving over Rs 13,500 crore.

 

(Featured Image – Free Press Journal)

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