The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a chargesheet against fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi’s wife Priti Choksi and others under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with the Rs 13,000-crore PNB scam, PTI reported. Mehul Choksi is the prime accused in the PNB scam along with his nephew Nirav Modi.
The ED has charged Priti with “helping her husband in layering of the proceeds of crime”. The chargesheet was placed before a special court in Mumbai in March and the court took its cognisance on Monday.
Choksi’s three companies — Gitanjali Gems Ltd, Gili India Ltd and Nakshatra Brand Ltd — and retired PNB deputy manager (Brady House branch, Mumbai) Gokulnath Shetty have also been named in the chargesheet, PTI reported.
Following the fresh money laundering charges against Priti Choksi, the ED is likely to pursue her extradition from Antigua, where she fled with her husband after acquiring citizenship in 2017. An Interpol arrest warrant can also be issued against her.
The ED alleged that Priti was “hand-in-glove with her husband Mehul Choksi in getting companies incorporated for him for laundering and siphoning of proceeds of crime and utilising and projecting them as untainted”, PTI reported.
“She was aware of the source of monies which were being routed/siphoned by her husband illegally and fraudulently. She was abettor of the crime thereby being actually involved in the laundering of proceeds of crime…,” the ED alleged.
The agnecy said Priti was the “ultimate beneficial owner” of three UAE-based company called Hillingdon Holdings Ltd, Chating Cross Holdings Ltd and Colindale Holdings Ltd.
Mehul Choksi is now presently staying in Antigua. He had gone missing from that country amid much drama in May last year. He later surfaced in neighbouring Dominica.
Dominica had then caught Choksi on the ground of illegal entry into their country but it recently dropped these charges against him.
(With inputs from PTI)
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I knew this would be their next move.
Is Choksi’s wife going to flee to Antigua 🇦🇬 like her husband and seek asylum here as well
I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED … 🤣
I think she lives in Antigua with him. My question though is what happened the the Indian nationals who escaped immigration in Antigua, were they sent here to kidnap her? How can Haitians and Indians disappear in a small island like Antigua? They must have people helping them in Antigua.
@Brixtonian: Choksi and his wife are living in Antigua. They are both CIP Passport Holding Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. By the way,based on what we have been hearing. They have not committed any crimes in Antigua. They were vetted by the CIU before their applications were approved. Then after they moved into Antigua. India filed charges against Choksi and his Nephew.The rest as we know it is History.If you wish to know more ask the TAP DAWG.Just make sure you are following the PRADACALS.He seems to know it all about the Choksi date matter that had him ending up on the shores of Roosevelt Skerrit’s, Dominica.
I stand corrected @ RED KOOL AID, I didn’t realise Choksi’s wife was living here in Antigua …
He was being investigated before he moved to Antigua- it’s alleged sent messages to he company’s cfo claiming an investigation was taking place and should clean up the books- I’m say just go and clear your name
India should also file charges against the ABLP, since, they too have allegedly being benefactors of Choski’s monies.
Ras Smood aka Jumbee Picknee
Son of Mami Wata & Papa Elegba!
Oh stop already .
Leave the damn man wife alone.
The cat 🐈 and 🐕🦺 benefitted too what happen to them shuups .
I agree 💯 with you
Lovell big fren. What’s your favorite ITALIAN dish King Lyadd Lovell Limpy Joe??
Choksi and his wife had better protect themselves that they are not kidnapped on a plane bound for India or worse scenario being disappeared. Is a coincidence that those Indians showed up just before his wife is charged? Typical gangster operation. Buy ongoing tickets and then disappear.
Hmmm! @ Gangster land, it sounds like the Indian 🇮🇳 Intelligence Bureau 😎 (IB) to me … 🤣
The man I’d a bloody fugitive…. y’all sick around here
What’s so bad if they face the courts in a country that he born and claimed he made billions of dollars? Think long and hard
Plenty all you should face it with then
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