Mehul Choksi: News

15 Apr 2023

Antigua And Barbuda

Big relief for Mehul Choksi, can't be extradited from Antigua 

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi—who is wanted in India for his involvement in a Rs. 13,500 crore fraud case—got a big relief from the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda, reported ANI.

21 May 2022

Punjab National Bank

Dominica withdraws illegal entry case against fugitive Mehul Choksi

In a relief to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, Dominican authorities withdrew the proceedings over his "illegal entry" into the island nation, officials said on Saturday.

Nirav Modi's aide Subhash Parab arrested by CBI in Mumbai

Subhash Shankar Parab, a close associate of fugitive Nirav Modi, was brought to India from Cairo and arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Mumbai on Tuesday, according to reports.

29 Nov 2021

Punjab National Bank

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi says he may be kidnapped again

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has expressed fears that he may be kidnapped again in an "unlawful and illegal manner" and be extradited to India.

Mehul Choksi claims he was abducted, thrashed by R&AW agents

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has claimed that he was abducted from Antigua by two agents of India's intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).

15 Jul 2021


Choksi's extradition could be delayed for years: Here's why

The extradition of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi—accused in the Rs. 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank fraud case—to India could possibly be delayed by many years, according to people familiar with the matter.

Dominican court grants bail to Mehul Choksi on medical grounds

In a setback for Indian agencies, fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi was granted bail by a Dominican court on medical grounds, allowing him to travel to Antigua for treatment.

07 Jul 2021

PNB Scam

Mehul Choksi moves Dominica HC to quash proceedings against him

Alleging that his arrest in Dominica for illegal entry was "dictated" by representatives of the Indian government, absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi has filed a case in the High Court of Roseau, Dominica, seeking to quash the proceedings against him, local media reported.

23 Jun 2021

Vijay Mallya

Banks given Rs. 9,300cr seized from Mallya, Modi, Choksi: ED

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday said that it had transferred over Rs. 9,300 crore to public sector banks (PSBs) and the central government after attaching or seizing the assets of fugitive billionaires Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi, and Vijay Mallya.

18 Jun 2021

Punjab National Bank

Mehul Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica

A magistrate court in Dominica on Thursday moved Mehul Choksi from police custody to state prison, his lawyer Vijay Aggarwal said, but added that he would continue to remain in hospital as his medical condition deteriorated.

12 Jun 2021

PNB Scam

Mehul Choksi masterminded PNB scam: Indian authorities tell Dominican court

Diamantaire Mehul Choksi masterminded the Rs. 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, Indian authorities told Dominica's High Court of Justice on Saturday.

12 Jun 2021

PNB Scam

Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica High Court

The Dominica High Court has denied bail to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi in the case of illegal entry into the island country, local Caribbean media reported.

09 Jun 2021


Choksi's alleged girlfriend Barbara Jabarica denies role in his 'abduction'

Barbara Jabarica, the alleged girlfriend of fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, has rubbished reports that she was involved in his recent purported abduction.

07 Jun 2021


Was thrashed brutally, abducted from Antigua to Dominica: Mehul Choksi

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi—accused in the Rs. 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank fraud case—claimed he was thrashed and abducted by some men claiming to be Antiguan policemen on May 23, the day he mysteriously went missing from Antigua and Barbuda.

04 Jun 2021


Indian officials return from Dominica as Choksi's deportation case adjourned

The high-profile team of Indian officials, that had flown down to Dominica to bring back fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, is now headed home sans him.

03 Jun 2021


Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica court over illegal entry

Mehul Choksi - the 62-year-old fugitive founder of India-based Gitanjali Group - has been denied bail by a court in Dominica for illegally entering the Caribbean island country from Antigua and Barbuda.

02 Jun 2021

Antigua And Barbuda

Mehul Choksi case: What are the legal issues before India?

India has been looking to gain custody of fugitive jeweler Mehul Choksi, wanted in the Rs. 13,000 crore PNB loan fraud case.

31 May 2021


Choksi's 'romantic trip' with girlfriend reportedly landed him in jail

Mehul Choksi - the fugitive Indian diamantaire - had probably planned a "romantic getaway" with his girlfriend before that plan turned awry and he was arrested in Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister said citing reports.

28 May 2021


Mehul Choksi cannot be immediately deported to India. Here's why

A court in Dominica - an island nation in the Caribbean - has put on hold the deportation of fugitive Indian jewelry merchant Mehul Choksi.

Fugitive Mehul Choksi held in Dominica, was fleeing to Cuba

Mehul Choksi - the fugitive Indian jewelry trader and one of the country's most wanted in connection with the Rs. 14,000 crore Punjab National Bank scam - has been captured in Dominica, reports say.

25 May 2021


Mehul Choksi, fugitive businessman, goes missing in Antigua; probe on

Mehul Choksi - the fugitive jewelry businessman wanted in India in connection with the Rs. 14,000 crore PNB loan fraud - has gone missing in the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, where he had been residing since 2018.

Top 100 wilful defaulters owe Rs. 84,632 crore to banks

The amount of money that the top 100 wilful defaulters owe banks increased in FY20, as compared to a year earlier. The defaulters owe Rs. 84,632 crore to lenders, up from FY19's figure of Rs. 80,344 crore.

26 Aug 2020

Delhi High Court

Mehul Choksi moves Delhi HC over Netflix's 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against an upcoming Netflix docuseries.

07 Nov 2019

Punjab National Bank

If extradited to India, I will kill myself: Nirav Modi

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is lodged in a prison in UK, wants to be released. And now, that his bail pleas have been junked repeatedly, he has taken to threats.

26 Sep 2019


'Crook' Mehul Choksi will be deported to India: Antigua PM

The days of Mehul Choksi's freedom are numbered and if all goes well, he will be deported to India, a statement from Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister has hinted.

31 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

Mallya and Modi's extradition cases to be heard in 2020

In a recent development, the extradition trial of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi in UK's Westminster Magistrates Court will be held next year, reports HT.

25 Jun 2019


Mehul Choksi will be extradited, says Antigua's PM

India's grip is tightening around Mehul Choksi, and soon he might be extradited.

26 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

68 artworks owned by billionaire Nirav Modi up for auction

68 artworks, owned by fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi, which are at display for preview in Mumbai's JK Banquet, are set to go on auction today.

18 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Mehul Choksi's namesake just submitted thesis on PM Modi

A student from Surat has submitted his doctorate thesis on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Just like the subject of his research, the name of the student is equally interesting- Mehul Choksi.

13 Mar 2019


India didn't show interest in pursuing Nirav Modi's case: Report

India apparently didn't show interest in pursuing the case of Nirav Modi, the fugitive diamantaire who was spotted in London last week claims a report by NDTV.

21 Jan 2019


#PNBScam: Mehul Choksi gives up Indian citizenship to avoid extradition

In what is being seen as a move to avoid extradition to India, fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi has surrendered his Indian passport to the Indian High Commission in Antigua and Barbuda.

13 Dec 2018


#PNBScam: Interpol issues red corner notice against Mehul Choksi

Almost half a year after Interpol had issued a red corner notice against absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, the agency has issued a red corner notice against his uncle and accomplice in the Rs. 14,000cr PNB scam, Mehul Choksi.

10 Dec 2018


Following Choksi's footsteps? Wealthy Indians are rushing for new passports

There has been a growing interest among wealthy Indians to buy citizenship of other countries, ever since Mehul Choksi obtained a citizenship for Antigua in November 2017, TOI reports.

05 Dec 2018

Vijay Mallya

Please take it: Mallya offers to repay 100% to banks

With five days remaining for a UK court's verdict on whether fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, Mallya seems to be rattled.

17 Oct 2018


PNB Fraud: ED attaches Rs. 218.46cr-worth assets of Choksi, others

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday seized assets worth over Rs. 218 crore in the nearly Rs. 13,000 crore loan fraud case probe, officials said.

01 Oct 2018


PNB scam: ED attaches Nirav Modi's property worth Rs. 637cr

On Monday, the Enforcement Directorate attached properties and bank account related to fugitive Nirav Modi worth Rs. 637 crore.

27 Sep 2018


#PNBScam: Choksi gets time to reply to ED plea

A special court yesterday gave diamond jeweler Mehul Choksi, a key accused in PNB bank fraud case, time till October 30 to file his reply to an Enforcement Directorate (ED) plea seeking to declare him a "fugitive" under Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.

11 Sep 2018


PNB scam: ED's allegations are baseless, claims Mehul Choksi

Beleaguered diamantaire Mehul Choksi on Tuesday said all allegations leveled on him by the Enforcement Directorate are false and baseless.

10 Sep 2018


#PNBScam: Interpol issues Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi's sister

Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Purvi Modi, a Belgian national and absconding billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi's sister, in connection with the alleged $2 billion PNB money laundering case, officials said Monday.

02 Sep 2018


Mehul Choksi's properties are money laundering assets: PMLA Authority

A designated PMLA authority has held that 41 properties worth about Rs. 1,210 crore, attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the name of absconding diamond jeweler Mehul Choksi and his associated firms, are money laundering assets.