A Dominica Magistrate Court has adjourned until June 25 the listening to into alleged unlawful entry of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi into the Caribbean island nation, native media there reported.
On Monday, the Magistrate Court was to start out listening to the case of Choksi’s “illegal entry” into the nation on May 23 however he was a “no show”, a media web site Natureislenews reported.
His authorized crew submitted a medical certificates from the medical doctors of Dominica China Friendship Hospital, the place Choksi is being held, of “mental stress” and elevated blood strain.
Chief Magistrate Carette-George adjourned the matter to June 25 and ordered to maintain Choksi, wished within the Rs 13,500 crore rip-off within the Punjab National Bank right here, below police watch on the hospital.
He additionally requested authorities to current Choksi earlier than the courtroom on June 17 for additional remand.
Choksi’s lawyer in London, Michael Polak, issued an announcement on Monday claiming new proof has emerged which reveals that Barbara Jabarica, the girl with whom the diamantaire was final seen, sought reserving of an accomodation with a jetty.
He alleged Jabarica, who’s suspected to be a part of Choksi’s “kidnapping” from Antigua, had enquired a couple of neighbouring property too, which was booked by a UK-based firm.
Polak issued two movies displaying a small boat which, he alleged, was used to move a gagged and crushed Choksi to open seas the place he was transferred to an even bigger boat to be taken to Dominica.
Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi had fled India within the first week of January, 2018 weeks earlier than the rip-off within the Punjab National Bank rocked the Indian banking business.
Modi escaped to Europe and was lastly held in London the place he’s contesting his extradition to India, whereas Choksi took citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda in 2017 the place he was staying since his escape from Delhi.
Choksi, 62, had mysteriously gone lacking on May 23 from Antigua and Barbuda, the place he was staying since 2018 as a citizen, since he fled Delhi.
He was detained in neighbouring island nation Dominica on May 23 for unlawful entry after a potential romantic escapade together with his rumoured girlfriend.
His attorneys alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua by policemen wanting like Antiguans and Indians and delivered to Dominica on a ship.