To Antigua with love…help Mehul escape: Kapil Sibal’s attack on Modi

Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, Aug 4 : Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday  taunted the Narendra Modi  government , saying  the Prime Minister helped his “Bhai”  Mehul Choksi to escape India and  now trying to pose  by requesting his extradition.

 Without mentioning Modi’s name ,Kapil Sibal took on twitter and has written a request letter to Antigua to help Mehul to escape, “To Antigua with love Mehul is someone’s Bhai allowed to let him fly police did certify to help him say goodbye. Once he is out of sight ,ask them to extradite he must now face the law not yet , wounds are still raw. Help him escape for our bhai’s sake !

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 Government.”

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.

Antigua’s Citizenship by Investment Unit, or CIU said it had sought and received clearance from the Mumbai passport office certifying that there was no adverse information against the jeweller. It also transpired that two investigations had been initiated by the securities market regulator SEBI but had been closed later.

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