Dominica: Mehul Choksi will be represented by top lawyers from the United Kingdom who are expected to arrive in a private-owned jet before the next hearing on June 2.
People are curious to know how Choksi’s family is affording the lawyers that charge considerable amounts of money, which is unimaginable for the people of Dominica or India. Mehul Choksi is a bankrupt who also defrauded the Indian Panjab National Bank with a whopping amount of US 2 billion dollars.
Even Choksi’s residence in Mumbai, India, is covered in notices
from various investigative and financial firms in India. The massive amount of debt taken by Mehul Choksi came into the limelight in 2018, but he had left India in 2017 by taking citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda under its economic citizenship programme.
The question is reported that who is paying the money
to the expensive lawyers from the UK? What is the real source of money? Some associations have already said that they will reach out to the supreme authority to seek probe into this matter.
Since all 4,000 stores of Mehul Choksi’s Geetanjali Jewellers are closed, there are no real sources of income for him or his family. It is clear how they are affording their luxurious lifestyles that cost hundreds of thousand dollars.
It is suspected that Mehul Choksi and his family are living on the USD 2 billion dollars that they received by various loans taken in the name of their Geetanjali Jewellers firm.
Even the big firm of lawyers from the UK will be getting a huge portion of the money that Choksi had made by money laundering. Even though it is illegal for lawyers in the United Kingdom to accept money made through illegally sourced money, Choksi’s representatives are moving ahead.
The money that once belonged to the taxpayers of India was supposed to be put in into the infrastructure of the country. US 2 billion dollars could have helped India in numerous methods; however, it is now being utilized by a fugitive businessman to pay off fancy lawyers for earning him freedom from the justice system.
India has been long-demanding the extradition of Mehul Choksi in the fraud case, but the case is still in the Antiguan court.
Choksi had gone missing on May 23 2021 from Jolly Harbour Antigua and Barbuda; he was later found in Dominica, where he is currently in police custody. His habeas corpus plea will be again heard on June 2, as earlier the judge had stayed his extradition to any country.