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Fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi
- When Mehul Choksi recovers, he will come to Dominica for hearing.
- Choksi will return to Dominica only after a doctor gives a certificate of recovery.
- The hearing of the case has been adjourned till January 26, 2022.
New Delhi: Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi will come to Dominica to face trial on charges of illegal entry into Dominica “only” after doctors give him a “certificate of fitness” to attend the trial. The media reported this citing the conditions of bail granted to Choksi from the Dominica High Court. In a major setback to Indian efforts to bring back Choksi from the Caribbean country, Dominica High Court Judge Bernie Stephenson allowed the industrialist to return to Antigua and Barbuda, where he could seek medical advice from Hayden Osborne, a neurologist at Mount St. John’s Medical Center. Will be able Choksi has been living as a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda since 2018. Dominica News Online reported this news.
The high court also ordered that Choksi will have to inform the court about the specialist involved in the treatment and any change in his address in Antigua. The judge said Choksi would return to Dominica only after a doctor certifies that he is fit for trial, the website reported. Choksi has sought a judicial review of the illegal entry into Dominica by the local police and a minister’s decision to declare him a banned immigrant. The hearing in the case has now been adjourned till January 26, 2022. The hearing before a magistrate regarding the alleged illegal entry into Dominica was also postponed, the report said.
The High Court also ordered that upon his return he must inform the court of his address in Dominica and that his bail be reviewed within 48 hours. The bail hearing took place after lawyers informed the court about his deteriorating health.
Doctors have advised her to get her medical condition reviewed immediately by neurologist. A June 29 CT scan report signed by doctors Yerandi Galle Gutierrez and René Gilbert Veranes of Princess Margaret Hospital in Dominica said services are not currently available on the island.
The Dominica High Court order is a major setback to Indian efforts to bring back Choksi, wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore scam in Punjab National Bank. Choksi’s lawyers had alleged that he was abducted in a conspiracy hatched by men of Indian origin from Antigua and Barbuda and a mysterious woman named Barbara Jaberica, who had befriended him over the past six months.
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