Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi, one of India’s most wanted in connection with the Punjab National Bank loan fraud case has been captured from Dominica while trying to flee to Cuba, sources have said.
His disappearance came amid efforts to extradite him by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate, which are investigating the ₹ 14,000 crore fraud at India’s second largest state owned bank.
Sources said Mehul Choksi had reached Dominica, a tiny island nation in the Caribbean by boat. With a lookout circular issued against him, he was caught by the local police and is currently in their custody.
The process of handing him over to the Antigua authorities is on and the CBI and ED have been informed that he has been found, sources said.