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Dominican court grants Mehul Choksi bail, allows to travel back to Antigua

13/07/2021 at 2:22 PM

New Delhi, July 13: Fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi, who is wanted in India in Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, was allowed to travel back to Antigua and Barbuda after he was granted bail by a Dominica High Court.

This is a setback for Indian agencies that had moved a court in Dominica to get Choksi repatriated to India.

According to media reports, Choksi has been granted bail on medical grounds and allowed to travel to Antigua for treatment.

Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal confirmed that Choksi has been granted bail on medical grounds.

The court has asked Choksi to deposit Eastern Caribbean dollars 10,000 (around Rs 2.75 lakh) as surety for the bail.

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