Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, who had fled Antigua and Barbuda, was held in neighbouring Caribbean country Dominica on late Wednesday night (Indian time) and is in custody of the country’s investigation agencies, ANI reported quoting local media.
Following his arrest, Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne said he has asked the Dominican government to have Choksi repatriated to India. Indian authorities have not yet given an official statement on the matter.
The 62-year-old, who had been staying in Antigua and Barbuda since 2018, is wanted by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the over Rs 13,000-crore Punjab National Bank fraud case.
On Tuesday, Antigua and Barbuda’s Royal Police Force had said that Choksi was missing. However, soon after, Browne had said he had “no reliable information” on the development.
The police in Dominica captured Choksi after an Interpol Yellow Notice was issued by Antigua and…