Tabiyat kharaab: Mehul Choksi tells ED 41-hour trip to India not possible

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Tabiyat kharaab: Mehul Choksi tells ED 41-hour trip to India not possible

Choksi is accused of cheating Punjab National Bank to the tune of Rs 13,000 crore in collusion with his nephew Nirav Modi. He has submitted in a Mumbai court that he's expressed his willingness to join the investigation through video conferencing.

Mehul Choksi has told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) he can't make a 41-hour trip to India due to bad health. The billionaire, who is 59, is accused of cheating Punjab National Bank (PNB) to the tune of Rs 13,000 crore in collusion with his nephew Nirav Modi.

He escaped in January this year and is now a citizen of Antigua.

Choksi has submitted in a Mumbai court that he's expressed his willingness to join the investigation through video conferencing. He accused the ED of misleading the probe by deliberately not revealing his health condition.

He said he was in constant touch with banks, and that he wanted to settle issues.

Earlier this month, Interpol issued a Red Corner notice against Choksi.

A Red Corner Notice is a kind of international arrest warrant where Interpol asks its member countries to arrest or detain a fugitive, wanted by another member country, if he is detected in their respective jurisdictions.