Source : PTI
Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, who had recently fled from Antigua and Barbuda, was captured in neighbouring Dominica after an Interpol Yellow Notice was issued against him, the local media reported on Wednesday.
Police in Dominica captured Choksi on Tuesday night (local time) after an Interpol Yellow Notice was issued by Antigua and Barbuda.
Choksi had been living in Antigua and Barbuda since 2018 after taking citizenship, Antigua News Room reported.
Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi allegedly siphoned off ₹13,500 crores of public money from the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), using fraudulent letters of undertaking.
Choksi had taken citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda in 2017 using the Citizenship by Investment programme before escaping India in the first week of January 2018. The scam came to light subsequently.
Both are facing a CBI probe.