Mehul Choksi opposes CBI’s red corner notice plea, cites poor jail conditions

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Fugitive jeweler Mehul Choksi wanted in the multi-crore PNB fraud case, has recently opposed Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) plea to the Interpol seeking a red corner notice against him on the same grounds as that of Mallya that the conditions in Indian jails are not good.

In his plea before the Interpol, Choksi claimed that the jails in India “violate human rights conditions”. He has also alleged that a media trial was against him and that the judicial system may be influenced.

He stated that he was being ‘clubbed along with his nephew Nirav Modi in the case and also stated that accused in India don’t have the mandatory legal protection. He also mentioned a threat to his life, by his employees.  

As per the reports, Choksi is currently hiding in the twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

Earlier, India had formally handed over the extradition request of Mehul Choksi to the Antiguan authorities.