In a bid to concoct a legal strategy to stop fugitive economic offender Mehul Choksi’s extradition from Dominica to India, four lawyers have been flown into Dominica from London, Hindustan Times.
This gains significance as the lawyers have been flown into Dominica just days ahead of the 2 June hearing in Dominica’s Commonwealth Court of Justice which will decide on Choksi’s further course. This comes as Choksi has moved a habeas corpus plea before the said court against his extradition.
Presently, Choksi is admitted to a hospital in Dominica. He had been captured days ago in the Caribbean nation after he had been reported missing from Antigua and Barbuda.
It is believed, that the Enforcement Directorate will petition before the court that Choksi is an Indian citizen and that he should be deported to India because he is an absconder in a multi-billion dollar fraud case and also has a Red Corner Notice (RCN) from the Interpol issued against him.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.