I had intended to return to India, but that is no longer the case: Choksi Mehul

Choksi Mehul in news photo (image Source: India Today)

Choksi Mehul in news photo (image Source: India Today)

Mehul Choksi, the wanted diamantaire who arrived in Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday within a week of spending 52 days in Dominica, said he “seriously [been] considering” returning to India to prove his innocence until now, but after an “inhuman abrasion kidnapping” by Indian agencies, he is “extremely apprehensive about his safety in India”.

Choksi remarked in an audio clip provided with HT by his lawyer Vijay Aggarwal, “I am back home but this torture has left permanent scars on my psychology and physically, rather, permanent scars on my soul. I could never imagine that after closing down all my business and seizing all my properties, a kidnapping attempt would be made on me by the Indian agencies. I was always hearing about it but I never believed that they could go to this extent.”

Choksi, who was allowed to return to Antigua by the Dominica high court on Monday “strictly for medical treatment”, said he was exercising his legal rights in Antigua when this alleged “kidnapping was hatched by Indian agencies”.

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