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Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi missing in Antigua

Mehul Choksi missing

New Delhi: Fugitive Indian businessman Mehul Choksi who was reported to be in Antigua so far, has gone missing in the island country and the local police have launched a manhunt to trace him.

Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney said that the force is currently following up on the whereabouts of Indian businessman Mehul Choski who is rumoured to be missing at this time.

Choski, who obtained his citizenship for Antigua and Barbuda via the citizenship by investment programme, is wanted by the Indian judicial authorities for criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating and dishonesty including delivery of property, corruption, and money laundering, antiguanewsroom.com reported.

The 62-year-old businessman was reportedly seen by residents driving in the Jolly Harbour community on Sunday afternoon around 5 p.m.

They confirm that this morning police officer could be seen in the area where Choski’s vehicle was discovered processing the scene.

Choksi, an accused in the over Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case along with his nephew Nirav Modi, had obtained the citizenship of Antigua before leaving the country and has been residing there since January 2018.

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