The Dominica Excessive Courtroom has adjourned the bail listening to of fugitive diamond service provider Mehul Choksi until June 11, native media reviews said. Choksi had approached the excessive courtroom after the Justice of the Peace rejected his bail petition. The bail listening to passed off earlier than excessive courtroom decide Wynante Adrien-Roberts by means of video-conferencing on the plea of Choksi’s native authorized workforce comprising Julien Prevost, Wayne Norde, Wayne Marsh and Cara Shillingford-Marsh.
The federal government aspect represented by Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Sherma Dalrymple “strongly objected” to Choksi’s plea calling him a flight threat, Dominica Information On-line reported.
The decide adjourned the matter until June 11, it mentioned.
The excessive courtroom can also be listening to a separate matter of habeas corpus filed by Choksi’s workforce by 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 attainable romantic escapade along with his rumoured girlfriend.
His attorneys alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua by policemen trying like Antiguan 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 excessive courtroom decide Bernie Stephenson, listening to the habeas corpus matter, to reply expenses of unlawful entry the place he pleaded not responsible however was denied bail.
(With PTI inputs)