Jul 13, 2021, 08:29AM ISTSource: Times Now

In a major setback to India, the Dominica high court has granted bail to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, allowing him to travel to Antigua and Barbuda for treatment of his neurological condition, local media there reported. The high court granted a consent order by Choksi’s legal team and the state’s lawyer, permitting him to go to Antigua, where he has been staying as a citizen since 2018 after he left India, after depositing eastern Caribbean dollars 10,000 (approximately Rs 2.75 lakh) as bail money to seek medical attention from a specialised neurologist, Antigua Breaking News reported. The court has also stayed the ongoing trial before a magistrate for his alleged illegal entry into Dominica on May 23 till his return, it said. “Dominica courts finally upheld the rule of law and rights of a human to be treated in the medical facilities of his choice. And, all attempts by various agencies did not bear fruits. There is a solace in saying that all clever foxes end up as fur coats,” Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal said.