June 18, 2021
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Dominican Court rejected the bail of Mehul Choksi

On Thursday Dominican court denied bail to Mehul Choksi the fugitive diamond trader wanted over the ₹ 13,500 crore loan fraud case in India for illegally entering into the Caribbean island nation from Antigua.

Choksi, who appeared before the magistrate court on a wheel chair, pleaded not guilty for the alleged crimes before the court and submitted he was allegedly kidnapped into the Island.

Choksi’s lawyer argued in court that “various non-nationals in Dominica are on bail for similar matters, so we are of the view that bail can be granted to our client. Let stringent conditions be added to the bail condition, including a bail sum of $ 10,000 double the maximum penalty, for illegal entry”.

The Dominican government contended that bail should not be granted to Choksi as he is a flight risk. The Magistrate rejected the bail plea of Choksi after hearing both the sides,.

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