Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi has been making efforts to escape extradition to India. He is entangling himself in a series of legal cases locally in Antigua and Barbuda.
In a bid to intensify the complexity of his extradition proceedings, Mehul Choksi has been intentionally positioning legal cases as important. By innovating into the cases against the government of Antigua and Barbuda and local authorities, Choksi has been making desperate attempts to delay his extradition.
He has also been making efforts to remain in Antigua and Barbuda to avoid extradition. As per some reports, Choksi has been spending his financial resources amassed through fraudulent schemes on several legal proceedings within the country.
By intentionally getting busy with a series of cases, Choksi wants to frame a story that his removal from Antigua and Barbuda will result in unprecedented disruption in his ongoing legal proceedings in the Caribbean.
The purpose behind the creation of this episode is to evade his return to India and mislead the justice system. As per the reports, his efforts to manipulate the legal system in Antigua and Barbuda have been causing a broader impact on the nation’s resources and its citizens.
While draining public funds and valuable resources, Choksi has been prolonging his stay and legal battles in Antigua and Barbuda. The meaningless cases of Choksi have been using the funds of taxpayers, which could have been utilized for the betterment of the local community.
He has been diverting the funds which were meant to be used for developmental purposes to serve his motives. Mehul Choksi received the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda in 2017. Since then, there is no clue of his efforts to step in the development of the nation.
Being an investor, he failed to bring any significant investments or create employment opportunities for locals. The entire episode has grown frustrated among the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, who expected their nation to benefit from the presence of individuals like Choksi, who got citizenship through the “economic citizenship programme”.
Attorney General of Antigua and Barbuda Steadroy O. Benjamin and Commissioner of Police Atlee Patrick Rodney also presented a report in front of the court a few months ago, citing there is no evidence to prove “Mehul Choksi” was illegally removed from Antigua and Barbuda in May 2021.
He is making strong efforts to stall the extradition process. Mehul Choksi’s relentless pursuit of avoiding accountability in the face of serious charges related to financial fraud is casting a spotlight on the challenges involved in bringing high-profile individuals to justice.
This showcased the difficulties involved, especially when such individuals employ dubious methods to escape from the legal justice system.