Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi, accused in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank scam, on Monday submitted an affidavit in the Bombay High Court with details of his ailment and said that he left the country not to flee but for medical treatment.
He stated that he is currently residing in Antigua and is willing to co-operate in the investigation.
"If court may deem it fit,it may direct the investigating officer to travel to Antigua," news agency ANI quoted Choski as saying.
"I am willing to join the investigation but due to my medical issue, I am unable to travel. I undertake to travel to India as soon as I am medically fit to trave," he added.
He said that he is willing to appear before special court and before investigating officer through video conferencing.
Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are wanted by the ED and the CBI for allegedly defrauding the PNB to the tune of Rs 13,400 crore, in collusion with a few of its employees.
Choksi, who currently lives in the Carribean Islands and is evading Indian investigators, had declared bankruptcy in August, last year. He continues to evade Indian authorities, trying to extradite him from the Carribean to stand trial in multi-crore Punjab Nationa Bank scam, along with his nephew Nirav Modi.
There is an Interpol Red Corner Notice against Choksi since December, last year.
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