Antigua PM Gaston Browne agrees to revoke Mehul Choksi's citizenship; May extradite him to India soon

Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are the two accused wanted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly defrauding Punjab National Bank (PNB) of ₹13,400 crore

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In a massive boost for the Indian government, Antigua PM Gaston Browne has agreed to revoke the citizenship of billionaire fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi. The move comes from Browne after massive diplomatic pressure from India.

Earlier, Choksi's citizenship was processed in Antigua and the diamantaire had managed to get through. However, according to the sources, his citizenship will be revoked and he will be extradited to India to face action back home.

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"Choksi's citizenship was processed, he got through. We do have recourse, the reality is that his citizenship will be revoked and he will be deported to India," the PM said.

Along with this, the PM has also said that once Choksi has exhausted all his legal options, he will be extradited to India. He added that currently, the matter is before the court and therefore, they will wait for the due process.

Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are the two key accused wanted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly defrauding Punjab National Bank (PNB) of ₹13,400 crore.

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Both Choksi and Modi had fled the country as soon as their alleged misdoings came to light. However, Choksi recently told the Bombay High Court that he had left India for a medical check-up and not to avoid prosecution in the case. 

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