Not making any excuse whatsoever to travel to India: Mehul Choksi to CBI

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 20, 2018, 05:41 AM(IST)

File photo of Mehul Choksi. Photograph:( DNA )

Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi has written to the CBI in reply to the notice the investigating agency had sent him. 

In his reply, Choksi has said he is "not making any excuse whatsoever to travel to India". 

The CBI had earlier said that Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi, who has become the face of the Rs 14,000 crore PNB scam, are refusing to cooperate with it in its investigation into the scam. 

"Regional Passport Office hasn't communicated with me and my passport remains suspended. I have deepest respect for your offices and assure you that I am not making any excuse, whatsoever, to travel to India," Choksi wrote to the CBI.  


"I further inform that requiring me to join investigation, though leaving me helpless and information-less, by various actions taken by multiple agencies is unfair. The manner in which the allegations have been exaggerated has left me completely defenceless," he added. 

He did however also add that he will not yet be travelling to India. 

"I am extremely held up in my business abroad and am working hard to resolves the issues it is facing due to the unnecessary closure of business in India due to untenable allegations. Further I am unable to travel to India due to my persisting health condition," he added. 


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