In a major development, Antiguan Prime Minister (PM) Gaston Browne has confirmed that a private jet from India has arrived in the Caribbean nation of Dominica where fugitive economic offender Mehul Choksi is presently caught up, Hindustan Times.
Speaking to a radio channel, PM Browne said, “My understanding is that Indian government has sent certain documents from courts in India to confirm that he is indeed a fugitive and my understanding is that the documents will be utilised in the court case as you know the judge in Dominica has put a stay on deportation till Wednesday. So Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial.”
Choksi was reported to have gone missing from Antigua. Thereafter, on Wednesday (26 May), he was arrested by Dominica Police. Since then he has been in the custody of the Dominica Police.
It should be noted that PM Browne had earlier said that he would not accept Choksi back in Antigua and that he wants him to be repatriated straight to India where he is wanted.
Meanwhile, the Dominica court has put a stay on the deportation. The case will now be heard on 2 June.