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.

 ?? ANI ?? The aircraft chartered by India in Dominica.
ANI The aircraft chartered by India in Dominica.

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