Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
Indian team in Dominca to bring back Choksi heads home: officials
NEW DELHI: India’s multiagency team that had gone to Dominica to bring back Mehul Choksi is headed back home on a Qatar Airways private jet after the island nation’s high court adjourned the hearing on the fugitive diamantaire’s habeas corpus petition, officials aware of the development said.
Publicly available flight data showed that the jet took off from the Melville Hall Airport in Dominica at 8.09 pm (local time) on June 3 and is travelling towards Madrid.
The multi-agency team of officials is also returning, the officials cited above said.
The team led by Central
Bureau of Investigation (CBI) deputy inspector general Sharda Raut was stationed in Dominica for nearly seven days to bring back Choksi, who is wanted in the ₹13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, to India.
On Thursday, the Dominica high court adjourned the hearing on Choksi’s habeas corpus petition.
A habeas corpus petition is filed for producing before a court a person who is under arrest or in unlawful detention.
It is likely that the next hearing may take place after a month and the businessman will remain in Dominica, local media reported.