- Antigua-Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Brown said – after the legalization of vigilance is over, he will be extradited
- Antigua Court will hear the case for alert next month
- Vigilance had obtained the citizenship of Antigua-Barbuda in January last year
Antigua-Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Brown said on Monday that the citizenship of Mehul Vigil (60) will be canceled soon and sent to India. According to Antigua’s newspaper Antigua Observer, Brown said, “It is not that we are trying to provide safe haven for financial criminals.” We follow the fixed procedure. Government of India has informed about this. Criminals also have fundamental rights. The case of vigilance is in the court. But, I can assure that after all the legal options of the vigilance will be extradited.
Mehul is accused in the Rs 13700-crore PNB scam The scandal was revealed in February last year. Before that, Mehul had fled abroad. It had acquired citizenship in January 2018 under Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). Indian agencies are trying to extradite him Mehul’s case will be heard in Antigua’s court next month.
Vigilance had said last week that his health is not well. After the surgery last year, doctors have refused to travel a long way. If Indian agencies want Antigua can come and inquire. After this, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said in the Bombay High Court that they are ready to give air ambulance to bring the vigilance to India in medical supervision.