Thursday 13th December, 2018-The High Court has denied an application made by Mehul Choksi’s lawyer relating to the Indian Government’s request for Antigua and Barbuda to extradite the Diamantaire.
According to Dr. David Dorsett, the application made was for evidence to be admitted from an expert in Indian law as to the legality of the extradition request.
Mehul Choksi is suing the government of Antigua and Barbuda over his possible extradition to India, where he is accused of scamming the Punjab National Bank of billions of dollars. He became a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda under the Citizenship by Investment Programme and fled India after the allegations surfaced.
As for Choksi declaring his innocence, Dr. Dorsett said his client’s position remains unchanged.