PNB scam: HC seeks report from JJ hospital doctors on Mehul Choksi's health

Updated: Jun 30, 2019, 22:32 IST | mid-day online desk

The bench on Monday directed Choksi's advocate to submit all of his client's latest medical reports to the team of doctors at the JJ Hospital's cardiology department

PNB scam: HC seeks report from JJ hospital doctors on Mehul Choksi's health
Mehul Choksi

The Bombay High Court on Monday sought a sealed report from an expert team of doctors at the state-run JJ Hospital on the medical condition of diamantaire Mehul Choksi and if he was in a position to travel.

Mehul Choksi, accused of money laundering by the Enforcement Directorate in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank scam, is currently in Antigua and has informed the high court that he is unable to travel to India due to ill health.

The bench on Monday directed Choksi’s advocate to submit all of his client’s latest medical reports to the team of doctors at the JJ Hospital’s cardiology department.

The hospital shall, on July 9, submit the sealed report to the court with its opinion on whether Choksi can travel, the bench said. The court will hear the plea on July 10.

Choksi has claimed that he left India in January 2018 to undergo a bypass surgery and not to avoid prosecution.

In an affidavit filed in the HC, he said he would return to India if he is medically fit.

Inputs from Agencies

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