The internal committee of the Interpol will take up the pending Red Corner Notice (RCN) request against fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi in October. The five-member Interpol Commitee's court, called Commission for Control of Files, which will next month examine contentions of CBI and Choksi and give its ruling on the request for issuing Red Corner Notice against him, they said.
The Interpol had already issued a Red Corner Notice against Choksi's nephew Nirav Modi who was allegedly his partner-in-crime and has been located in the United Kingdom after he fled from India in the first week of January this year.
The RCN request was put on hold by the Interpol after a representation by Choksi during which he had alleged that the cases against him were a result of political conspiracy, they said. He had also raised question about jail conditions in India, his personal safety and health among others, they said.
The CBI has given a very strong rebuttal to the claims of the fugitive billionaire who is alleged to be the mastermind of India's biggest financial scam running into over 2 Billion USD in Punjab National Bank, the officials said.
Mehul Choksi who is currently in Antigua after taking the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda last year. Choksi is now subject to Antiguan laws and issuance of a Red Corner Notice will be of little help, the agency believes. Antigua has also shown reluctance in extraditing him back to India.