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Antiguan opposition asks PM Browne to treat fugitive Mehul Choksi as a citizen

Antiguan opposition asks PM Browne to treat fugitive Mehul Choksi as a citizen

Choksi, who is wanted with connection to the ₹13,500 crore loan fraud in Punjab National Bank, was arrested by the Dominican police earlier this week.

The UPP said that since Choksi is an Antiguan citizen he is entitled to due process and should be treated according to the rule of law. The UPP’s statement comes after the Antiguan PM on Friday said asked the Dominican government to directly send Choksi to India. Choksi’s lawyers also earlier on Friday claimed that their client enjoys legal and constitutional protection as a citizen.

“The alleged abduction and beating of Mr. Choksi already paints an unflattering picture of the country. Browne’s deliberate attempt to subvert and corrupt the rule of law makes us look even worse,” the UPP was quoted as saying by news agency Antigua News Room.

Choksi, who is wanted with connection to the ₹13,500 crore loan fraud in Punjab National Bank, was arrested by the Dominican police earlier this week. The Domincan Police also said that after ascertaining every fact the authorities will repatriate Choksi to Antigua and Barbuda. According to reports by the Antiguan media, Choksi travelled to Dominica by boat. The distance between both islands is barely 100 nautical miles. Choksi claims that he was taken to Dominica by force, an allegation Antiguan police has denied.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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