Choksi files appeal as he continues to fight extradition

Mehul Choksi, an Indian billionaire businessman, wanted for alleged fraud in India, was granted Antiguan and Barbudan citizenship in November 2017.

Mehul Choksi, the Indian fraud accused diamantaire with Antiguan and Barbudan citizenship, has filed his appeal against the ruling of a High Court judge who denied him permission to bring in an expert to challenge the validity of the extradition request from India.

His lawyer, Dr. David Dorsett, confirmed that the application was filed on Monday. He also explained that he had asked the High Court to allow his client to bring in an expert witness to testify about whether the extradition request is legal but the application was denied by the High Court. The court of appeal, he said, gave the applicant permission to challenge the ruling hence the appeal has been filed.

He added that the extradition proceedings are therefore on hold until all legal matters are resolved.

Choksi, who has taken up residence in Antigua and Barbuda after being granted citizenship under the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) here, is wanted for the alleged multi-billion-dollar fraud on the Punjab National Bank in India.Read More….

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