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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had moved the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act seeking to declare Modi and Choksi as fugitive economic offenders (FEAs).
Availing the controversial paid citizenship programme provided by many Caribbean islands, Mehul Choksi, Winsome Diamonds promoter Jatin Mehta have taken citizenship in these parts.
The 59-year-old busninessman also submitted 177 US Dollars with his passport (Z-3396732 ) to the Indian High Commission in Antigua.
Choksi was last reported to be in the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda.
It was alleged that Choksi, the main beneficiary of the defrauded funds, had escaped from the country before registration of the case.
The absconding businessman's lawyer in November had said that the 59-year-old may return to India to record his statement provided his health permits him.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allowed the jewellers to flee the country.
The move comes against the backdrop of defaults by Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi and thereafter, fleeing the country.
The PMLA court was hearing the Enforcement Directorate's request to declare Choksi a "fugitive" under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.
The ED arrested Kulkarni Tuesday at the Kolkata airport after he landed from Hong Kong.
Congress takes aim again at PM Modi, Arun Jaitley, alleges firm of FM's daughter got Rs 24 lac from Choksi
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot averred that they should reply why is the government connected to fraudsters fleeing the country.
Choksi is one of the alleged masterminds of the USD 2 billion scam in state-run Punjab National Bank and is an uncle of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi.
The total value of the attached and seized assets is Rs 218.46 crore.
Justice Manmohan Singh, chairman of Appellate Tribunal on Prevention of Money Laundering Act, said Nirav Modi is "not trustworthy" as he had fled from the country.
The issue of Choksi's extradition was raised by Swaraj in the bilateral meeting held with the Antiguan Foreign Minister on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UNGA.