Saint John’s [Antigua], June 23 (ANI): Leading Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne on Tuesday stated that he was unaware of any facts that establishes fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi was taken and abducted to Dominica.
PM Browne dealt with a barrage of questions in Mehul Choksi in parliament because of the MPs.
Answering a question whether he or the Minister of National Security was aware or if any other investigative body has found any evidence that Mehul Choksi was taken to Dominica by involuntary means, Browne said, “I’m not aware of evidence, but there’s information in the public domain that Mehul Choksi was abducted.””And I’m aware that law enforcement here would have done some research, and perhaps may have some individuals of interests, but in so far as evidence is concerned, I am not aware that there is any such conclusive evidence. I am not aware that the sea vessel would have breached the security of the state, my understanding is that the vessel ostensibly that was utilised to abduct MC came here legally…,” Browne said while answering a query related to the integrity of Antigua and Barbuda borders.
He also said that the noble Antigua and Barbuda cops push granted the yellow-colored start seeing to Interpol while in the to begin with instance to locate and try Mehul Choksi as he was reported neglecting.
We have relatively porous borders because of all of the different keys and the different beaches, and evidently we do not have enough resources including manpower,” he said, “It’s well known that throughout the Caribbean region.
“It is really an space that people pursue to struggle with, we certainly have been helped by the US governing administration along with additional organizations that may help us to produce total capacity in this particular area. But naturally, it is considered among the vulnerable fields wherein the areas on the Caribbean, you no doubt know, each one has porous borders,” he included.
Choksi got eliminated absent from Antigua on Could 23 upon going for lunch and was shortly stuck in Dominica. He was responsible for criminal access by your law enforcement officials in Dominica subsequent to he allegedly escaped from Antigua and Barbuda from a potential begin to evade extradition to India.
The Federal Government is actively involved because of the Dominican fed government to get their early deportation of Choksi.
Choksi’s law firms have stated that they was didn’t and kidnapped visit Dominica of his very own cost-free will.The 62-year or so-former fugitive is desired in India in relationship with a Rs 13,500-crore scams through the Punjab State Lender (PNB). (ANI)