The probe agency has provisionally attached immovable properties, valuables, vehicle and bank account of Choksi under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The press release read, "The request was made on the ground that money in the bank accounts were deposited out of illegal siphoned off funds from Indian banks."
Over the weekend, Prime Minister Gaston Browne said the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has made it a priority to ensure that individuals who will benefit from the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) undergo intense scrutiny.
The fugitive diamantaire was arrested by Scotland Yard in connection with the Punjab National Court (PNB) loan default case on March 19 this year.
A London Court on Thursday extended custody of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi till June 27.
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.
A joint team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials arrived here on March 28 for the hearing.
This comes a week after the fugitive diamantaire was arrested by the Scotland Yard in connection with a loan default case in India last Tuesday.
"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.
London: Fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi accused in Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case has been arrested...