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Choksi could be extradited to India
Antigua/New Delhi: Absconding diamond merchant Mehul Choksi’s citizenship of Antigua may be revoked by the Caribbean country and he could be extradited to India after he exhausts all legal options, Prime Minister Gaston Browne said.
Choksi, 60, had taken nationality of Antigua and Barbuda in November, 2017 using Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) of the twin island nation.
He fled India in the first week of January last year, days before scam worth Rs 13,400 crore was detected and reported by state-run Punjab National Bank. Choksi, promoter of Gitanjali Gems, and his nephew Nirav Modi are wanted by the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI for allegedly masterminding the biggest banking fraud of India. (PTI)