Indian businessman Mehul Choksi who is currently wanted in connection with a Rs 13,000 crore bank fraud case was removed from the Interpol database of Red Notices.
The Red Notice is an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol, which is used to locate and apprehend individuals wanted by a country for extradition or prosecution.
It is widely reported that Choksi challenged the Red Notice against him had also raised questions on issues such as jail conditions in India, his personal safety and health.
Choksi was reportedly captured in Dominica in May 2021. He had been living in Antigua and Barbuda after fleeing from India in early 2018. Choksi’s detention in Dominica came after he was reported missing from Antigua and Barbuda, where he was fighting against extradition to India.
Following his capture in Dominica, the Indian authorities requested his deportation, but the matter is currently being handled by the courts in Dominica. In November 2021, it was reported that the Dominica High Court had rejected Choksi’s plea to stop his deportation to India.
Recently, the Netflix movie “Red Notice” also featured a character inspired by Mehul Choksi. The movie is an action-comedy film that stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, and it follows an Interpol agent who hunts down the world’s most wanted art thief.
However, it is important to note that the movie is a work of fiction and is not a direct depiction of Choksi’s real-life situation.