New Delhi, Aug 4 :Congress President Rahul Gandhi has made a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for assisting BFF (Best friend forever) and fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi Mehul Choksi in getting a clean chit from Indian agencies so as to enable him to obtain Antiguan citizenship.
Congress president has been accusing the centre of letting Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi flee the country and this time Rahul Gandhi posted a video of Narendra Modi on his twitter handle as an evidence to support his accusations. In a short video of the launch of Gold Monetisation Scheme in 2015,PM Modi had referred to Mehul Choksi as “Mehul bhai”.
The Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “In today’s big news: India gave Mehul “Bhai” Chowksi, Mr 56’s “suit-boot” BFF, a clean chit in Nov 2017, enabling him to obtain Antiguan citizenship. This “Bhai” looted PNB of 13,000 Cr., before scooting from India. Here’s a little video of Mr 56 with Mehul “Bhai”
The Congress, however, says the statement by the Antigua government had uncovered new facts that demonstrate the “the active connivance and complicity of every agency of Modi Govt.”
In today’s big news: India gave Mehul “Bhai” Chowksi, Mr 56’s “suit-boot” BFF, a clean chit in Nov 2017, enabling him to obtain Antiguan citizenship. This “Bhai” looted PNB of 13,000 Cr., before scooting from India.
Here’s a little video of Mr 56 with Mehul “Bhai” ? pic.twitter.com/tt8K5XzBH4
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 3, 2018
The extradition request for fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi, who has secured an Atiguan passport and is living there, will soon be sent to the Caribbean country, the CBI said on Friday.
The Central Bureau of Investigation is probing the Rs 13,500-crore bank fraud allegedly committed by the jeweller and his nephew Nirav Modi. It said its letter to get Choksi deported has been forwarded to the External Affairs Ministry.
Fugitive Indian jeweller Mehul Choksi, wanted in a Rs 13,500 crore bank fraud, was given Antiguan citizenship after “stringent background checks” and a clearance certificate from the Indian authorities, the Antiguan government has said.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) of Antigua and Barbuda said that while conducting background checks on Choksi, it found that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had initiated investigations against him twice. But the cases, according to India’s market regulator, had been closed.