Mehul Choksi’s bail hearing adjourned till June 11
The fugitive diamond service provider had approached the Dominica High Court after the Magistrate rejected his bail petition
The Dominica High Court has adjourned the bail hearing of fugitive diamond service provider Mehul Choksi till June 11, native media reviews acknowledged.
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Choksi had approached the High Court after the Magistrate rejected his bail petition.
The bail hearing occurred earlier than excessive courtroom decide Wynante Adrien-Roberts by video-conferencing on the plea of Choksi’s native authorized staff comprising Julien Prevost, Wayne Norde, Wayne Marsh and Cara Shillingford-Marsh.
The authorities facet represented by Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Sherma Dalrymple “strongly objected” to Choksi’s plea calling him a flight threat, Dominica News Online reported.
The Judge adjourned the matter till June 11, it stated.
The High Court can also be hearing a separate matter of habeas corpus filed by Choksi’s staff wherein the hearing has additionally been adjourned.
Choksi had mysteriously gone lacking on May 23 from Antigua and Barbuda the place he has been staying since 2018 as a citizen.
He was detained in neighbouring island nation Dominica for unlawful entry after a attainable romantic escapade together with his rumoured girlfriend.
His legal professionals alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua by policemen wanting like (*11*) and Indian and dropped at Dominica on a ship.
The businessman was additionally introduced earlier than a Roseau Justice of the Peace on the orders of High Court decide Bernie Stephenson, hearing the habeas corpus matter, to reply fees of unlawful entry the place he pleaded not responsible however was denied bail.