MeraNews Network, New Delhi: The International Criminal Police Organisation, also known as Interpol on Thursday issued a red-corner notice against absconding businessman Mehul Choksi, who is wanted in a 13000 crore bank fraud in India. Choksi, who is said to be living in Antigua, no cannot travel outside the country and his movements will be tracked and informed to the Indian investigators.
Multiple investigating agencies are pursuing Choksi, the owner of Gitanjali Gems and his nephew, celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi for defrauding the Punjab National Bank by taking loans worth crores on the basis of fake bank guarantees, in collusion with some of the employees of the bank.
In January 2018, Choksi took the citizenship of Antigua after being on the run for a while from the Indian investigators. Because India and Antigua do not have an extradition pact between them, the Indian investigating agencies are having trouble in bringing the fugitive businessman back to India to face the law.
In July, the Interpol had issued a similar notice against Nirav Modi too.