Ready to provide air ambulance to Mehul Choksi to bring him back to India: Enforcement Directorate tells court 

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jun 22, 2019, 10:12 AM(IST)

File photo of Mehul Choksi Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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ED filed the counter affidavit following Choksi's recent affidavit in a Mumbai court which he stated that he left the country for medical treatment and did not flee. 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday informed a Mumbai court that it was willing to provide an air ambulance with medical experts to bring Mehul Choksi from Antigua to India and provide him with all necessary treatment back home.

ED has filed a counter affidavit in a Mumbai court in connection with Mehul Choksi case in which it stated, "The medical reasons and conditions appear to be facades being erected merely to mislead the court in an obvious attempt to delay the lawful proceedings."

ED filed the counter affidavit following Choksi's recent affidavit in a Mumbai court which he stated that he left the country for medical treatment and did not flee. 

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The ED in its affidavit declared Choksi a fugitive and an absconder.

"He (Mehul Choksi) never cooperated in the investigation. A non-bailable warrant was issued against him. A Red Notice was issued by the Interpol. He has refused to return, he is, therefore, a fugitive and an absconder," stated the affidavit. 

ED said Mehul Choksi was given several opportunities to join the probe but he evaded questioning. 

Condtradicting Choksi's claims that his assets worth Rs 6129 crore were seized, ED said it has attached assets worth only Rs 2100 crore during probe.

Choksi recently submitted an affidavit in the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in which he stated that he left the country for medical treatment and not fled. 

Choksi said that he is willing to join the investigation but is unable to travel to India owing to his medical issue. "If the court may deem it fit, it may direct the investigating officer to travel to Antigua," Choksi had said.

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