Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi has been held in Dominica. 

Mehul Choksi is wanted in the Punjab National Bank loan fraud case. 

He was captured from Dominica while trying to flee to Cuba. 

Choksi is currently in custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Dominica. 

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62-year-old Mehul Choksi is wanted in the Rs 12,000 crore PNB scam. 

Choksi’s capture comes after Antigua Police launched a manhunt to nab him after he went missing on Sunday. 

The INTERPOL was also alerted about the missing status of Choksi. 

The Dominican Government is reportedly making efforts to hand over Mehul Choksi to the Antiguan Government. 

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Antigua PM Gaston Browne while speaking to WION said that he has spoken to Dominica’s PM Roosevelt Skerrit over the development and requested him “not to have Mr Choksi return to Antigua where he has legal and constitutional protections” and “send him back directly to India”. 

“Presumably, assuming there are no legal impediments and the Government of India is able to get law enforcement to travel to Dominica within the next 48 hours, I believe that they should be in a strong position to have him repatriated,” said Antigua PM. 

Mehul Choksi had received citizenship of Antigua in 2017. 

However, Antigua Government challenged it in the Court. 

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