Mehul Choski, the Indian billionaire accused of fraud is denying the allegations made against him and has revealed plans to reside in the country of his citizenship, Antigua and Barbuda.
Choski issued a statement this evening through his attorney Dr David Dorsette.
“I can say categorically, that there is no truth to these allegations,” Choski said.
Mehul Choksi is a diamond tycoon who is wanted for a US $2.1 billion fraud scandal in India known as the Punjab National Bank Fraud Case.
He did not comment further on the allegations made against him on the advice of his lawyer.
But on the question of his citizenship, the businessman said explained why he applied.
“My application was motivated by my desire to expand my business interest in the Caribbean and to obtain visa-free travel access to over 130 countries.”
Choski explained that he recently received medical treatment in the united stated and “I am still in a state of convalescence .”
“That being the case, I have decided to reside in Antigua and Barbuda, the country of my citizenship, and to abide by the laws of my country, as is the duty of every citizen.”
Antigua and Barbuda does not have an extradition treaty with India and the government says no request has been made.
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