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A Justice of the Peace courtroom of Dominica has rejected the bail utility of fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, in connection along with his unlawful entry into the island nation. The diamantaire was arrested in Dominica final month after he went lacking from Antigua and Barbuda. Quickly after the judgement, his lawyer stated that they’ll enchantment in the next courtroom in opposition to the judgement. “We’ll transfer the higher courtroom,” stated Vijay Aggarwal, Choksi’s lawyer.
Choksi appeared for the listening to earlier than the Justice of the Peace on a wheelchair in a blue T-shirt and black shorts. He has been despatched to the hospital the place he’ll proceed to obtain the remedy for accidents sustained.
Earlier yesterday, the Dominica Excessive Court docket had ordered his manufacturing earlier than a Justice of the Peace courtroom after listening to a habeas corpus petition filed on behalf of the businessman. Choksi had claimed that he was kidnapped from Antigua and Barbuda and forcefully dropped at the Caribbean Island nation. Choksi’s legal professionals alleged that the businessman was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua.
The prosecution contended that the habeas corpus petition doesn’t stand within the case as Choksi had entered Dominica illegally and was subsequently detained. Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal had claimed that manufacturing earlier than the Justice of the Peace courtroom has vindicated their stand that Mehul Choksi is in unlawful detention.
The Public Prosecutor had submitted that Choksi must be deported to India whereas the businessman’s legal professionals argued that he’s not an Indian citizen of India as Article 9 of the Indian Structure says that when an individual acquires citizenship of one other nation, he/she is going to robotically stop to be a citizen of India.
The businessman had mysteriously disappeared on Could 23 from Antigua and Barbuda and was detained in Dominica for unlawful entry after a potential romantic escapade along with his rumoured girlfriend. Choksi has been staying in Antigua and Barbuda since 2018 as a citizen after fleeing from India.
Choksi is needed in India in an alleged Rs 13,500-crore mortgage fraud case in Punjab National Bank and has an Interpol Purple Discover in opposition to him.
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