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The court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Mehul Choksi.
The court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Mehul Choksi.

Karnataka police files chargesheet against Mehul Choksi in cheating case

Karnataka police filed chargesheet against Mehul Choksi in connection with a 9.11 crore cheating case registered against him in 2015

New Delhi: Close in the heels of the Indian government pursuing Gitanjali gems promoter Mehul Choksi’s extradition with Antigua, the Karnataka Police, on Thursday, filed a chargesheet against Mehul Choksi, who is an accused in the Rs14, 356 Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

The chargesheet was filed in a court in Bengaluru in connection with a 9.11 crore cheating case registered against him in 2015.

The chargesheet against Choksi was filed before the First Additional Chief Metropolitant Magistrate court on 7 August, IGP (Economic Offences) Hemant Nimbalkar told PTI on Thursday.

Police had registered an FIR against Choksi in 2015 based on a complaint by city-based jeweller Hari Prasad, he said.

The court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Choksi, who is now in Antigua, police said.

PTI contributed to this story.

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