Bombay High Court orders Mehul Choksi’s medical reports to be checked by Indian hospital
today Jun 25, 2019
The Bombay High Court has ordered accused jeweller Mehul Choksi to submit his medical records to the government JJ Hospital to ascertain whether or not he is truly fit to travel to India to stand trial for his alleged fraud at the Punjab National Bank.
Choksi must send his medical reports, made in Antigua where he is currently residing, to the government run JJ Hospital. The hospital’s head of the cardiology department will assess the reports, the Bombay High Court ruled on Monday, as reported by TNN. The Indian hospital will then decide if Choksi is healthy enough to travel from Antigua to India to take part in the case against him for his alleged fraud at the Punjab National Bank.
The bench of Justices Indrajit Mahanty and A M Badar gave Choksi until July 9 to submit his medical records to JJ Hospital and the next case hearing is scheduled for July 10. An electronic copy of the records must also be submitted on July 1.
Citing ill health as the reason he cannot return to India, Choksi has thus far remained in Antigua where he took citizenship before news of the PNB scandal broke. Choksi has repeatedly protested his innocence and his lawyer, Vijay Agarwal, has communicated this to the Bombay High Court in a number of affidavits.
The Enforcement Directorate has criticised the medical records Choksi has provided to date and said in a recent affidavit that Choksi is merely using a health condition as an excuse not to stand trial. The ED has offered to provide Choksi with an air ambulance and medical team to facilitate his return to India.
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