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Fugitive businessman wanted in Antigua and India, apprehended in Dominica

by: - May 26, 2021
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Fugitive businessman, Mehul Choksi, wanted in Antigua and Barbuda and India

A Fugitive businessman, Mehul Choksi, wanted in Antigua and Barbuda and India have been apprehended in Dominica on Wednesday according to reports.

Reports surfaced earlier this week that Choksi went missing from Antigua where he has been staying since January 2018, his lawyer and the Royal Police Force of the Caribbean island nation said.

Reports indicated that he reached Dominica from Antigua and Barbuda through a boat.

The fugitive businessman has been wanted by several agencies in India and accused of PNB fraud — a US multi-billion-dollar bank fraud in India.

PNB scam has been dubbed as the biggest fraud in India’s banking history.

Choksi, who had been absconding since Sunday, is reportedly in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Dominica.

The businessman was last seen on Sunday in his car.

Police recovered the vehicle after a search but Choksi could not be found, a statement from the Antiguan police said.

Reports indicate that he is expected to be handed over to the Antigua police.