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Fugitive Mehul Choksi to be soon brought to India, Antigua assures full cooperation in Choksi’s extradition!

The NPA mess which was created during the Congress era is still haunting the country. The present government is making all efforts to bring back loan defaulters like Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi who fled India after they deliberately failed to pay back the loan amount.

The Modi government has passed few laws by which they will be able to confiscate the properties of these fugitive loan defaulters abroad and as well as in in India. This is exactly how they tamed Vijay Mallya who had also fled India carrying a massive loan of 9,000 crore. But now the Indian banks will be able to confiscate all his properties abroad which has made him kneel down. The Modi government which used its diplomatic relation made sure that United Kingdom gave all co-operation in order to confiscate the properties of Mallya.

Now, the Modi government has gone a step further and asked Antigua for its co-operation for the extradition of fraudster Mehul Choksi. After which Antigua foreign minister Barbuda EP Chet Greene assured MEA Sushma Swaraj full support to extradite Mehul Chhoksi. Mehul Choksi who is wanted by Indian authorities in the Punjab National Bank fraud claimed that he was currently in Antigua and has acquired their citizenship.

Sushma Swaraj who raised the issue of Mehul Choksi during the bilateral meet, on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, said that she got assurance from Antigua to extradite Mehul Choksi.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Mr. Green sought a meeting with Ms. Swaraj to explain the issue. “He personally wanted to tell the External Affairs Minister of the commitment of his PM and his government regarding the extradition of Mehul Choksi.”

Mr. Kumar said the Antiguan minister offered “full cooperation” within the country’s legal framework. “The EAM has requested him that quicker the matter is resolved, the better it is. Her counterpart replied that they’re trying their best, he said ‘there are some legal angles and court procedures,’ which they would examine,” he said. “These things cannot be given a time frame,” Mr. Kumar said in response to a question.

So, it is a matter of time that fraudster Mehul Choksi is brought back to India and made to pay back the amount he has looted of the hard earned of common people.


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