Lenx Linton, Leader of the Opposition in Dominica, termed Choksi’s extradition against the rule of law
New Delhi. The Prime Ministers of Antigua and Dominica have also been accused of diamond businessman Mehul Choksi. Dominica’s court is to hear Choksi’s case on June 2. Earlier, Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerritt has been accused by opposition politicians of being part of a conspiracy to send fugitive Choksi back to India. Leader of the Opposition in Dominica’s Parliament Lennox Linton said that the arrest of Mehul Choksi is part of the complicity of Dominica, Antigua and India. He termed Choksi’s extradition as inhumane and against the rule of law.
Mehul Choksi had gone missing from Antigua and Barbuda, but was arrested by the Dominica police on Tuesday last week for illegally entering the country. There is hardly a distance of 200 kilometers between Antigua and Dominica. Prime Minister Gaston Brown of Antigua was also charged before PM Skerritt. Antigua’s opposition said that PM Brown was behind Choksi’s disappearance from the country. Gaston Brown has said many times that instead of sending him back to Antigua, Dominika Choksi should be extradited to India. Dominica’s main opposition party has issued a statement accusing PM Skerrit of colluding with the Prime Minister of Antigua. Choksi’s lawyer claimed that Indian and Antigua officials kidnapped him and brought him to Dominica. Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal also said that Mehul was probably honeytraped by the woman he had been in contact with for the past 6 months. When Choksi was kidnapped, he went to the same woman’s house. From here he was taken on a ship to Dominica. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court is currently hearing a plea by Choksi. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Wednesday.