On the ongoing Mehul Choksi matter, the Government is seeking counsel from ace lawyer Harish Salve, and it is likely that he may even present India's case before the Dominican High Court where Choksi is presently being held for illegally entering the Caribbean nation, India Today.
In a statement issued yesterday (7 June), Salve said, "I am advising the government of India on what steps to take in the Mehul Choksi case." He further added, "Government of India is not a party appearing in the Dominican court. We are only helping the Dominican authorities."
In the statement, Salve went on to add that if India is given an audience in the Dominican High Court and if the Attorney General agrees to his admission in the Dominican bar, he will appear for India.
It should be noted that before this case, Salve had also served as the lead counsel for India at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
Meanwhile, the next hearing on the Choksi matter is now scheduled in the Dominican High Court for 15 June. Choksi is presently held at Dominica China Friendship Hospital in Roseau and has sought bail.