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PNB scam: Impossible to return to India as passport suspended, says Choksi

Choksi said he was travelling "abroad for my business" and had embarked on the journey before CBI filed an FIR against him

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Mehul Choksi
Mehul Choksi

Fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi, accused of causing fraud worth crores of rupees to the Punjab Bank, has said it was "impossible" for him to return to India because his passport has been suspended.

"It is impossible for me to travel back to India. I wish to point out that the Regional Passport Office Mumbai has not given me any explanation as to why my passport has been suspended and as to how I am a security threat to India," said in a letter to the CBI, which is probing the alleged fraud.

He has said he was travelling "abroad for my business" and had embarked on the journey before the probe agency filed an FIR against him.

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 00:39 IST
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