New Delhi: The Dominica High Court has granted special bail to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi for certain medical treatment and he will be required to return to capital Roseau only after being certified by a neurologist that he is fit to stand trial for an illegal entry case before a Dominica magistrate’s court.

The bail to Choksi is being viewed as a setback to India where he was wanted in connection with the `13,500 crore PNB credit fraud case. 

The Caribbean Court granted him bail on the condition that he furnishes $10,000 to travel to Antigua to seek medical treatment that is not available in Dominica.

The decision to grant bail to Choksi, 62, came late on Tuesday when High Court Judge Justice Bernie Stephenson approved a Consent Order stating that consideration was given to Choksi’s health which is on the decline and his need to access medical services overseas, Dominia Online, Dominica News Online reported.

Choksi was charged in Dominica for illegal entry to which he pleaded not guilty. Choksi has been a patient at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) since May 29, 2021, as he is bleeding in the brain among other medical conditions, the report said.

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