A court in Dominica ordered businessman Mehul Choksi to be sent to jail on Thursday, but he will continue to undergo hospital treatment as his health deteriorates. Choksi’s lawyer in India gave this information. Earlier, diamond merchant Choksi was in police custody. Advocate Vijay Aggarwal said, “Police custody has been converted into jail custody but he will remain in the hospital as his medical condition has deteriorated. The development is being seen as a ray of hope for India which has approached the Dominica High Court to make it a party to the case filed by Choksi’s lawyers. Choksi’s bail plea has already been rejected. Choksi is wanted in India in a case of nearly Rs 13,500 crore loan fraud from the government-run Punjab National Bank.
[Attribution to NBT]