Efforts to bring Mehul Choksi to India intensified, ED to apply in Dominica court today

Efforts to bring Mehul Choksi to India intensified, ED to apply in Dominica court today

New Delhi: Preparations have started to bring diamond businessman Mehul Choksi, accused of Punjab National Bank scam, absconding from the country with thousands of crores of Indian banks. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will now request the Dominica government to allow it to file an affidavit in the court on Wednesday, describing the fugitive businessman as an Indian national.

An official said it was imperative to explain the Indian government's stand. It cannot be one-sided. Choksi is an Indian citizen and criminal. We will request the Dominica court to hand over Choksi to India.

According to some media reports, the team of Central Bureau of Investigation i.e. CBI, ED and Ministry of External Affairs are also camping in Dominica for the siege of Mehul Choksi. According to sources, an 8-member team from India reached Dominica on Saturday afternoon in a private jet. The team had left from Delhi on Friday.

Sources said that two members of the Ministry of External Affairs, CBI and ED are in Dominica along with two commandos of the CRPF for the hearing in the Choksi extradition case to be held on June 2. Called to the national capital on Friday, they later boarded a private jet for Dominica. However, senior officials of CBI and ED remained silent on the number of officers sent to Dominica in this context.

Currently, Choksi is in the custody of Dominica Police and is being questioned. Choksi, who recently escaped from Antigua and Barbuda, has been apprehended in Dominica.

Mehul Choksi was trying to escape from Dominica to Cuba, during which he was caught from Dominica. The court of Dominica is to be heard in Choksi's case on 2 June i.e. on Wednesday. Choksi had acquired citizenship of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda in 2017, even before fleeing India in January 2018.

Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are accused of allegedly defrauding PNB to the tune of Rs 13,500 crore in connivance with some bank officials. Nirav Modi is currently lodged in a London jail. CBI is investigating against both.


Those who do not get corona vaccine will have sim block

Those who do not get corona vaccine will have sim block

Peshawar: In countries like America, where many kinds of temptations are being given to promote the anti-corona vaccination campaign, Pakistan has come down to threats. There has been a threat to block the SIM card in Pakistan for not getting the vaccine. This decision was taken by the Punjab Government of Pakistan on Thursday.

According to media reports, during a meeting chaired by Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Health Minister of Punjab province in Pakistan, it was decided that the SIM cards of those who do not get the vaccine will be blocked. Civil and military officers were present in the meeting. During the meeting, the officials decided that walk-in vaccination will be started for people above 18 years of age from June 12. Let us tell you that by the end of December this year, Pakistan has set a target to vaccinate 70 million people.

The provincial government will set up mobile vaccination camps outside shrines across the province and vaccinate people with cancer and AIDS on a priority basis. The government said that people will be able to attend cinema, restaurants and weddings only after getting the vaccine. The decision comes at a time when the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) announced the opening of walk-in vaccination facility for all citizens above 18 from Friday, June 11.


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