Hand Fugitive Diamantaire Mehul Choksi Over To India Directly: Antigua And  Barbuda PM Gaston Browne To Dominica Mehul Choksi. (Priyanka Parashar/Mint via Getty Images)

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, who was earlier captured in Dominica, is likely to be repatriated to India directly. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has reportedly asked Dominica to hand the diamantaire over to India directly, as per local media reports.

"We asked them not to repatriate him to Antigua. He needs to return to India where he can face the criminal charges levelled against him," Antigua News Room, a media outlet, quoted Browne's interaction with journalists in Antigua and Barbuda.

Choksi was reported missing on Sunday from Antigua and Barbuda, where he had taken citizenship, sparking a manhunt for the fugitive businessman.

On Sunday, the Commissioner of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, Atlee Rodney, had said the force is currently following up on the whereabouts of Choksi, who is reportedly missing, local media Antigua News Room had reported.

CBI sources in New Delhi said that he was captured on the basis of the Yellow notice issued by Interpol earlier. A Yellow Notice is issued by Interpol to track missing persons.

Choksi, an accused in the over Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case along with his nephew Nirav Modi, has been residing in Antigua and Barbuda since 4 January 2018.

With IANS Inputs

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