Tabiyat kharaab: Mehul Choksi tells ED 41-hour trip to India not possible
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.
Mehul Choksi replies to ED in Bombay Court, says can't travel for 41 hours to reach India due to poor health.He accuses ED of misleading probe by not revealing his health condition deliberately. He also says he is in constant touch with banks&wants to settle the issues (file pic) pic.twitter.com/UgDZPFUYqAANI (@ANI) December 25, 2018
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.