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NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has introduced to provide an air ambulance and a workforce of medical experts to bring back fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi from Antigua and provide him with all necessary treatment in India.

In a counter affidavit submitted prior to the top courtroom, ED has termed as "a facade" a testimony submitted previous this week by way of Choksi during which he claimed that he is unable to go back to India because of continual health problems.


"The medical reasons and conditions appear to be facades being erected merely to mislead the court in an obvious attempt to delay the lawful proceedings. We are ready to provide an expert medical team along with an AIR ambulance to bring him from Antigua to India under medical supervision," the ED mentioned in its counter affidavit.

The central company additional mentioned that Choksi hasn't ever cooperated within the investigation into the Rs 13,000 crore PNB scam.

Mehul Choksi tells Bombay HC he left India for medical check-up, treatment

Diamantaire Mehul Choksi, a key accused within the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, has told the Bombay top courtroom that he left India for medical check-up and to not keep away from prosecution within the case. "I have not left the country under suspicious circumstances," he stated in a testimony filed within the courtroom.


The company also informed that Choksi claims that his belongings worth Rs 6129 crore had been seized, it is wrong as a result of during probe ED has connected belongings worth Rs 2,100 crore belongings. The ED also maintained that the fugitive diamantaire was once seeking to promote all his belongings prior to fleeing from India.

"He (Mehul Choksi) never cooperated in the investigation. A non-bailable warrant was issued against him. A Red Notice was issued by the Interpol. He has refused to return, he is, therefore, a fugitive and an absconder," the ED mentioned.

The law enforcement company in its rejoinder has stated that Choksi was once given a number of alternatives to enroll in the probe however he refrained from wondering.

This building within the case got here after when on June 17, Choksi had submitted a testimony within the Mumbai top courtroom, pointing out that he is dwelling in Antigua and was once keen to co-operate within the investigation into Rs 13,000 crore PNB scam.

Showing his willingness to cooperate with the investigating businesses -- Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) -- he sought a course to them to conduct the investigation in Antigua.

Choksi also stated that he's going to trip to India as soon as he is medically fit to trip.

"I am ready to undergo any medical examination by an authority to prove the veracity of the claims made by me," he added.

He stated that the declare made by way of the ED that he is no longer becoming a member of the probe is wrong.

He additional stated that he hasn't ever shied clear of dealing with the law and spoke back to the summons by way of the ED and the CBI or every other investigating company.


PNB scam: Nirav Modi's bail plea rejected again by way of London courtroom

A London courtroom on Wednesday rejected fugitive diamond service provider Nirav Modi's bail plea in connection with the multi-billion buck Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. This was once Nirav's fourth try to seek bail.


Choksi and nephew Nirav Modi are key accused within the PNB fraud case. They fled the country a year ago. The scam is estimated at $2 billion.


Choksi was once granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda on January 15, 2018.


On March 22, Choksi had moved an utility prior to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) courtroom, pointing out his long history of center ailment and a blood clot within the brain as the cause of no longer being able to appear prior to it.

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