Mehul Choksi

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has offered to provide an air ambulance and a team of medical experts to bring back fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi from Antigua and provide him with all necessary treatment in India.

The fugitive diamantaire was arrested by Scotland Yard in connection with the Punjab National Court (PNB) loan default case on March 19 this year.

This was a renewed bail application due to change of circumstances and the bail security was doubled. An accused is allowed to file for bail only twice unless there has been a significant change in circumstances.

"The government of India continues to actively follow up this matter with the authorities concerned in the UK, with a view to have Nirav Modi extradited to India at the earliest,” added the MEA spokesperson.

Fugitive diamontaire Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with Rs 13,500 crore PNB scam, faces possible arrest in United Kingdom with arrest warrant issued against him.

According to Raigad collector Vijay Suryavanshi, the bungalow belonging to absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi was spread over an area of over 20,000 square feet near Alibag's Kihim beach.

Choksi received Antigua citizenship in 2017, when he fled from the country. The passport has been handed over to him by Antigua High Commission.

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