Dominican judge says Mehul Choksi must answer illegal entry charge
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ROSEAU: Dominican Judge Bernie Stephenson mentioned that Indian fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi should reply unlawful entry cost into Dominica in Magistrates court docket.
A High Court dominated moments in the past that Choksi be introduced earlier than an area Justice of the Peace, reported Antigua News Room.
Choksi was charged with unlawful entry by Justice Bernie Stephenson in Dominica, he was by no means introduced earlier than the court docket.
The matter was introduced earlier than the court docket on Monday and after deliberations for simply over three hours, the decide dominated that the appliance of habeas corpus be adjourned till 9 am Thursday, reported Antigua News Room.

Choski is at the moment on the China friendship hospital. He got here to the court docket on a wheelchair.
Earlier, Associates Times reported citing sources that Choksi’s brother, who can also be a financial institution defaulter, has allegedly promised election funding to Dominica’s Leader of the Opposition Lennox Linton in trade for pushing Mehul’s abduction idea.
The sources mentioned Chetan Chinu Bhai Choksi had met Linton on May 30, the place they mentioned a number of features associated to Mehul Choksi’s arrest and agreed on the dedication that in trade for token cash and promise of election donation, the opposition chief will press the matter in Parliament.
They additionally confirmed to Associates Times that Chetan disclosed throughout the dialog that Mehul had reached Dominica on his personal, however they require the help of the opposition to deal with the matter in court docket and in opposition to the Dominica authorities to make them consider that he was kidnapped by Antiguan and Indian police.

Sources mentioned Chetan gave Linton token cash of USD 200,000 and promised him greater than a million-dollar of monetary help within the upcoming common elections, in trade Linton would concern statements favouring Mehul.
However, in an unique interview with ANI, Linton denied the allegations, claiming that he has by no means recognized or met Chetan Choksi.
“I don’t know Chetan Choksi, I have never seen Chetan Choksi. I’ve never spoken to or with Chetan Choksi, I think there is an online story coming from a publication called Something times, I’ve never seen this website. I think this publication must be associated with passport selling friends of some of these governments in the region,” he advised ANI.
He additionally mentioned the report was a ‘complete lie’ and there was completely no reality to it, including that he had no personal residence in Marigot, because it was blown away by a hurricane and that he was not even current in Marigot on May 30, as advised by Associates Times.
Calling the report an ‘absolute rubbish’, Linton mentioned the political opposition in Dominica had no contacts with Mehul Choksi, his brokers or his associates.
Meanwhile, the fugitive diamantaire’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal mentioned on Wednesday mentioned that Choksi was kidnapped, did not go to Dominica of his personal free will and added that the one query in entrance of the Dominican court docket is the place he entered Dominica illegally or not and whether or not the native police has the correct to maintain him in custody.
Aggarwal mentioned that in response to Dominican legislation, any arrested accused needs to be introduced earlier than the court docket in 72 hours and added that as a result of Choki was not introduced in court docket inside the prescribed time, the court docket has ordered to provide him earlier than the Justice of the Peace at four pm (Dominica time).


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