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Mehul Choksi still an Indian citizen, will be extradited: Govt official

Choksi has secured a passport from Antigua and Barbuda

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Neil Marks | Reuters  |  Georgetown 

Fugitive jeweler Mehul Choksi, a main defendant in India's largest bank fraud case, is still an Indian citizen despite holding an Antigua and Barbuda passport, an Indian official told Reuters, adding the government is pushing for his extradition. Choksi, who is one of the key people accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank of $2 billion, fled India before the accusations surfaced last year. Bringing Choksi back to India would be a boon for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he tries to bolster his anti-corruption credentials ahead of a general election due by May. Choksi, ...

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First Published: Mon, February 04 2019. 16:56 IST