Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has claimed that he was “at all times out there for cooperation” with the companies probing the financial institution fraud case in opposition to him and alleged that “kidnapping try” was made by Indian companies.
Choksi, who was given bail by Dominica Excessive Court docket to journey again to Antigua for searching for medical assist from a neurologist primarily based there, advised ANI that his medical situation has worsened.
Choksi stated he had been “until now” severely contemplating to return to show his innocence in India however his “medical situation could be very dangerous”.
He additionally stated he’s “severely apprehensive” about his security in India
Choksi arrived in Antigua and Barbuda on a non-public aircraft. He can be receiving medical therapy domestically and can report back to the Dominican authorities on his situation and each time he leaves his residence.
“I’m again residence however this torture has left everlasting scars on my psychology and bodily, moderately everlasting scars on my soul. I could not think about after closing all my enterprise and seizing all my properties, kidnapping try could be made on me by Indian companies,” he advised ANI.
The 62-year-old fugitive is needed in India in reference to a ₹13,500-crore fraud within the Punjab Nationwide Financial institution (PNB).
He claimed that he advised probe companies to go to Antigua to interrogate him.
“Many occasions, I advised companies to go to right here to interrogate me as on account of well being points, I used to be not capable of journey anymore. I used to be at all times out there for co-operation with the company however this inhuman abrasion kidnapping was by no means anticipated by me,” he advised ANI.
“Although until now, I’ve been severely contemplating to return to show my innocence in India. My medical situation could be very dangerous and it has worsened like something within the final from the final 50 days of my kidnapping and I’m severely apprehensive about my security in India. Do not know if I will be again in regular bodily or psychological state,” he added.
Choksi had mysteriously gone lacking on Might 23 from Antigua and Barbuda the place he has been staying since 2018 as a citizen.
His legal professionals alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua on Might 23 and was dropped at Dominica on a ship.
This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.
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