Mehul Choksi Follows Vijay Mallya's Footsteps, Complains of 'Poor Jail Conditions' in India

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Wednesday seized assets worth over Rs 218 crore in the nearly Rs 13,000 crore loan fraud case probe, officials said.

New Delhi, August 27: Days after liqour baron Vijay Mallya, diamantaire Mehul Choksi, an accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, has also claimed "poor jail conditions", opposing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) notice. Opposing the CBI plea to Interpol, Choksi has said that jails in India “violate human rights conditions."

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According to a report in The Indian Express, Choksi, hiding allegedly in the twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda, has also alleged that a media trial was taking place against him and that the judicial system may be influenced.

In the Vijay Mallya case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last week submitted a video to London's Westminster Magistrates' Court showing proper natural light in the Cell Number 12, where the absconding businessman will be lodged after extradition.

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The CBI submitted a 10-minute long video footage before the UK court earlier this week. The video recording was submitted following an earlier request by the Westminster Magistrate's Court to compile a detailed video of barrack 12 after Mallya complained about conditions of the Indian jail.