Indian fugitive, Mehul Choksi appeared before Chief Magistrate Candia Carriette-George on Monday June 7, 2021 where he was further remanded in the custody of the police as a patient at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH).
Choksi, who has been admitted to the Imray ward of the hospital for the past 9 days, slowly made his way into the court on Monday unlike previous days when he was wheelchaired in.
Due to a gag order imposed by High court Judge Birnie Stephenson, Choksi’s condition is unknown.
Last week, he pleaded not guilty to illegal entry and bail was denied by the Chief Magistrate. However, the High court will today hear and rule on a bail application for the diamond tycoon.
Choksi’s legal team, led by Queen’s Counsel (QC) Justin Simon in Antigua and which comprises Julien Prevost, Wayne Norde, Wayne Benjamin Marsh and Cara Shillingford-Marsh, filed the bail application in the High court on June 3, 2021.
The 62-year-old who gained citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda is wanted by the Indian judicial authorities for allegedly cheating the Punjab National Bank of over two billion US dollars, one of India’s largest bank frauds in decades.