Mehul Choksi Went On A Romantic Trip With Girlfriend To Dominica Before Getting Caught, Says Antigua PMFraud accused Mehul Choksi (Priyanka Parashar/Mint via Getty Images)

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi who went missing in Antigua and Barbuda and was later caught in Dominica, actually went to the Caribbean Nation for a romantic trip with his girlfriend, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has claimed.

"The information that we are getting is that Mehul Choksi may have taken his girlfriend to Dominica probably to have dinner or have a good time and so on and got caught. That would have been a monumental error because in Antigua he is a citizen, we could not deport him", Browne said as quoted by Antigua News Room.

Multiple agencies of the Government are in touch with the Government of Dominica and they are said to have told the counterparts in the Caribbean nation that Mehul Choksi is originally an Indian citizen and had taken up new citizenship only to evade the law in India after committing a fraud of almost $2 billion.

Through back-channel and diplomatic route, India is said to have told Dominica that Choksi who was found in the country on bygone Wednesday (26 May) after disappearing from Antigua, should be treated as a fugitive Indian citizen who has a Red Corner Notice (RCN) from the Interpol issued against him.

India has reportedly told Dominica that Choksi should be handed over to the Indian authorities for deportation and to face the law in India for his alleged deeds.

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