Why Interpol removed fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi from the list of Red Corner Notice

New Delhi: The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has removed the name of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi from the Red Corner Notice list.

Fresh reports have claimed that Choski had moved a plea seeking to scrap the Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol in December 2018, citing ‘human rights violations’ but the Central Bureau of Investigation had contested it.

Reportedly, Interpol took the decision to remove Choksi’s name from the list, earlier this year.

But why Interpol has removed Choksi’s name from the list?  

As per report published in The Print, Choksi claimed that he was ‘abducted and tortured by agents of the Indian government in May 2021’ and taken to Dominica, a Caribbean Island, against his will, worked in his favour and against CBI.

What happened on May 29, 2021?

A private jet took off from India to the Caribbean country and Choksi, who went missing from Antigua on May 23, too surfaced there.

The Print report claimed that Choksi’ attorney Wayne Marsh had said that his client was abducted by some people who looked like Indians. He hinted that Indian agent along with Antigua police took Choksi out of Antigua, secretly.

“Choksi alleged that he was beaten and forcefully taken off from Antigua which may have gone against the Indian agency,” a source told The Print.

What the removal of RCN means for Choksi?

With Red Corner Notice revoked, Mehul Choski can travel to any other country at will.

What is Red Corner Notice?

A Red Corner Notice is a request issued by the Interpol to locate and provisionally arrest an individual awaiting extradition. At the request of a member country or an international tribunal, RCN is issued by the General Secretariat of the global police body.

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