Gurjit Bhandal, who is into property business in Midlands, United Kingdom, has claimed that he had gone sailing in the Caribbeans with his friend Gurmit Singh in April-May.
We have no issues in so far as the matter relates to Antigua and or India, said prime minister Rooseveltt Skerrit.
Mehul Choksi has alleged that his ‘friend’ Barbara Jabarica abducted him by deploying musclemen claiming to be Antiguan Police and mercenaries looking like Indians.
The family of Choksi had claimed that he was in Antigua till 5 pm on May 23 which makes it impossible to cover a 120-mile distance in four to five hours, which approximately takes about 12-13 hours.
Choksi, who is wanted in India by the CBI and the ED in connection with the PNB fraud case, had gone missing on May 23 from Antigua sparking a massive manhunt.
The Qatar Airways' private jet was parked at Marigot for nearly seven days to bring back Choksi, who is wanted in the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam
The cabinet, which met on Wednesday, held that the business was now the "problem" of Dominica and if he were to come back to Antigua and Barbuda, the "problem reverts" to it.
'We will continue to make all efforts so that he (Mehul Choksi) is brought back to India', said MEA in a statement.
Choksi is wanted in India in connection with a Rs 13,500-crore fraud in the Punjab National Bank (PNB),
Choksi’s lawyers, however, alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua and brought to Dominica on a boat, about 100 nautical miles away.
The team consisting of two members of the CBI and officials of the other agencies has reached Dominica where Choksi's case will come for hearing tomorrow (local time) before the High Court of Dominica.
Choksi's lawyers have reached the Dominican court where a habeas corpus petition has been filed on his behalf.
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne said that India sent a private jet to Dominica carrying documents related to the deportation of fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi.
Antiguan PM Gaston Browne told a radio show that the jet came from India carrying necessary documentation needed for deportation of the businessman.
The High Court of Justice in Dominica 'restrained' the authorities from 'removing' Choksi till further orders and listed the matter for hearing on Friday.
Mehul Choksi's lawyer said he saw marks on the body of Choksi who had swollen eyes and feared for his life.
Gaston Browne told local media that he has given "clear instructions" to the Dominican authorities to repatriate Choksi to India.
Mehul Choksi, is wanted in a Rs 13,500 crore loan fraud in the Punjab National Bank, he was last seen going for dinner in his car in Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday.
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