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Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi granted bail by Dominica High Court on medical grounds

As per the court docket’s determination, Choksi can journey to neighbouring Antigua and Barbuda just for the aim of medical therapy.

File picture of PNB rip-off accused Mehul Choksi. PTI

Fugitive Indian diamantaire Mehul Choksi was granted interim bail by the Dominica High Court on Monday as per reviews.

The bail is granted strictly for medical therapy in Antigua, in accordance with information company ANI.

As per the court docket’s determination, Choksi can journey to neighbouring Antigua and Barbuda just for the aim of medical therapy. The interim bail has been granted until he’s licensed match to journey, after which he has to return to Dominica, ANI reported.

The court docket has additionally stayed the continued trial earlier than a Justice of the Peace for his alleged unlawful entry into Dominica on 23 May.

The excessive court docket has granted a consent order allowing Choksi to go to Antigua, the place he has been staying as a citizen since 2018 after he left India, after depositing Eastern Caribbean Dollars 10,000. He had approached the Dominica High Court final week in search of reduction on the bottom that his well being was deteriorating and he wanted pressing medical consideration.

His authorized staff had submitted a medical certificates from the medical doctors of Dominica China Friendship Hospital, the place Choksi was being held, stating that he’s suffers from “psychological stress” and elevated blood stress, Information18 reported.

Alleging that his arrest was “dictated” by representatives of the Indian authorities, Choksi had filed a case within the excessive court docket of Dominica’s Roseau metropolis, in search of to quash the proceedings in opposition to him, native media there had reported final week.

The case was filed in opposition to the immigration minister of the Caribbean nation, its police chief and the investigating officer of the case.

Choksi, who went lacking from Antigua and Barbuda the place he had been residing since 2018 after his escape from India, was arrested on May 23 in neighbouring Dominica for unlawful entry. He was declared a prohibited immigrant by the Ministry of Immigration in Dominica.

With inputs from PTI

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