Back in Antigua and Barbuda after being jailed in neighbouring Dominica, fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi on Thursday stated he was “permanently scarred” and blamed Indian regulation enforcement businesses for making an attempt to kidnap him, information company ANI reported.
“I’m back home but this torture has left permanent scars on my psychology and physically rather than permanent scars on my soul. I couldn’t imagine after closing all my business and seizing all my properties, kidnapping attempt would be made on me by Indian agencies,” he was quoted as saying.
Earlier within the day, studies had stated that the 62-year-old diamantaire landed in Antigua and Barbuda, the place he has been staying since 2018 after fleeing India. For the final 51 days, he was in jail in Dominica for getting into the nation illegally.
On Monday, Mehul Choksi was given bail by the Dominica High Court to journey again to Antigua for in search of medical assist from a neurologist there. He deposited the bail of 10,000 East Caribbean Dollars or roughly Rs 2.7 lakh and flew again to Antigua in a chartered aircraft carrying a shirt and shorts, Antigua News Room reported on Thursday.
While in search of bail, Choksi had connected his medical studies, together with a CT scan, which confirmed “mildly worsening hematoma”. His docs beneficial an pressing overview of his medical situation by a neurologist and a neurosurgical marketing consultant.
“The services are not currently available on the island (Dominica). All courtesies extended to him would be greatly appreciated,” the CT scan report dated June 29 signed by Doctors Yerandy Galle Gutierrez and Rene Gilbert Veranes of Princess Margaret Hospital of Dominica stated.
Wanted within the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case in India, Choksi had mysteriously gone lacking on May 23 from Antigua and Barbuda the place he has been staying since 2018 when he purchased a citizenship.
He was detained within the neighbouring island nation of Dominica for unlawful entry after a potential romantic escapade along with his rumoured girlfriend. However, his legal professionals alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua on May 23 by policemen wanting like Antiguan and Indian and dropped at Dominica on a ship.
Last month, Indian had despatched an eight-member multi-agency crew to Dominica to carry him again however they returned empty handed after the efforts have been thwarted by courtroom proceedings.
(With inputs from PTI)
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