The Dominica Excessive Courtroom has adjourned the bail listening to of fugitive diamond service provider Mehul Choksi until June 11, native media stories said.
Choksi had approached the excessive court docket after the Justice of the Peace rejected his bail petition. The bail listening to happened earlier than excessive court docket choose Wynante Adrien-Roberts by way of video-conferencing on the plea of Choksi’s native authorized crew comprising Julien Prevost, Wayne Norde, Wayne Marsh and Cara Shillingford-Marsh.
The federal government facet represented by Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Sherma Dalrymple “strongly objected” to Choksi’s plea calling him a flight danger, Dominica Information On-line reported. The choose adjourned the matter until June 11, it stated.
The excessive court docket can also be listening to a separate matter of habeas corpus filed by Choksi’s crew during which the listening to has additionally been adjourned.
Choksi had mysteriously gone lacking on Might 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 doable romantic escapade along with his rumoured girlfriend. His legal professionals alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua by policemen wanting like Antiguan and Indian and delivered to Dominica on a ship.
The businessman was additionally introduced earlier than a Roseau Justice of the Peace on the orders of excessive court docket choose Bernie Stephenson, listening to the habeas corpus matter, to reply prices of unlawful entry the place he pleaded not responsible however was denied bail.