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Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi claims abduction by Indian agents

The Indian government is reported to have applied for his extradition to India in a Dominican court, which is scheduled to hear the case on Wednesday

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Mehul Choksi
Mehul Choksi

In a statement said to have been smuggled out of a Dominican prison — where he has reportedly been held since May 25 — the absconding Indian-born diamond merchant says he was abducted from the Caribbean island of Antigua on the night of May 23 and forcibly taken on a boat to the island of Dominica.

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First Published: Wed, June 02 2021. 00:26 IST

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