Revoke passport cancellation and I’ll return: Choksi

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MUMBAI, Mar 02: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Thursday that Mehul Choksi has said he is willing return to the country if his passport revocation is cancelled.

ED counsel Hiten Venegaonkar made this submission while seeking issuance of a non-bailable warrant against Choksi for failing to remaining present before it despite repeated summons.

Venegaonkar told the court that Choksi did not require “reversal of the revocation” to come back and a temporary travel permit could be issued to him. The court will give its order on Saturday.

The ED counsel told the special court that after a complaint was registered against the Gitanjali Gems promoter last month, he was summoned thrice for investigation into the Rs 11,300 crore fraud at PNB.

The ED also requested the CBI court to allow it to conduct searches at the Samudra Mahal apartment owned by Nirav Modi’s wife.

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