After bail from Dominica HC, Choksi returns to Antigua for medical treatment

14

New Delhi, July 15 | Indian fugitive businessman Mehuk Choksi, who is wanted in Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case has returned to Antigua and Barbuda from Dominica, two days after being granted bail on medical grounds.

Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal told IANS: “My client Choksi has returned to his home in Antigua safely. He faced no issues while entering back in Antigua.”

Aggarwal said that Choksi is receiving medical treatment and his family is feeling relieved however torture during kidnapping has him caused lot of psychological and physical harm.

“All well that ends well. After tasting success in Dominica now legal team is gearing up for long drawn fight in Antigua,” Aggarwal added.

Choksi was granted bail on medical grounds on Monday by Dominica High Court.

The court has asked Choksi to deposit Eastern Caribbean dollars 10,000 (around Rs 2.75 lakh) as surety for the bail.

His legal team approached the Dominica high court last week seeking relief on the ground that his health was deteriorating and he needed urgent medical attention.

The latest court order comes as a setback for Indian agencies that had moved court in Dominica to get Choksi repatriated to India.

Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal, told IANS, “Yes, Choksi has been granted bail on medical grounds.”

He said, “Dominica courts finally upheld the rule of law and rights of a human to be treated in the medical facilities of his choice. And all attempts by various agencies did not bear fruits. There is a solace in saying that all clever foxes end up as fur coats.”

His legal team approached the Dominica high court last week seeking relief on the ground that his health was deteriorating and he needed urgent medical attention.

Justice Abroad’s Director and London-based international barrister Michael Polak is acting for Choksi as part of his legal team said, “The High Court of Dominica granted Choksi bail so that he can return to Antigua for medical treatment and adjourned his judicial review application and the criminal proceedings against him for unlawful entry.”

He said that Choksi is suffering from a number of ailments includinS http://ians.in/index.php?param=news/C-1-1371628 Indian fugitive businessman Mehuk Choksi, who is wanted in Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case has returned to Antigua and Barbuda from Dominica, two days after being granted bail on medical grounds. Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal told IANS: “My client Choksi has returned to his home in Antigua safely. He faced no issues while entering back in Antigua.” Aggarwal said that Choksi is receiving medical treatment and his family is feeling relieved however torture during kidnapping has him caused lot of psychological and physical harm. “All well that ends well. After tasting success in Dominica now legal team is gearing up for long drawn fight in Antigua,” Aggarwal added. Choksi was granted bail on medical grounds on Monday by Dominica High Court. The court has asked Choksi to deposit Eastern Caribbean dollars 10,000 (around Rs 2.75 lakh) as surety for the bail. His legal team approached the Dominica high court last week seeking relief on the ground that his health was deteriorating and he needed urgent medical attention. The latest court order comes as a setback for Indian agencies that had moved court in Dominica to get Choksi repatriated to India. Choksi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal, told IANS, “Yes, Choksi has been granted bail on medical grounds.” He said, “Dominica courts finally upheld the rule of law and rights of a human to be treated in the medical facilities of his choice. And all attempts by various agencies did not bear fruits. There is a solace in saying that all clever foxes end up as fur coats.” His legal team approached the Dominica high court last week seeking relief on the ground that his health was deteriorating and he needed urgent medical attention. Justice Abroad’s Director and London-based international barrister Michael Polak is acting for Choksi as part of his legal team said, “The High Court of Dominica granted Choksi bail so that he can return to Antigua for medical treatment and adjourned his judicial review application and the criminal proceedings against him for unlawful entry.” He said that Choksi is suffering from a number of ailments including cerebrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and blood dyscrasias. He is also suffering from a subdural haematoma, the collection of blood between the skull and the surface of the brain. “Dominican doctors expressed concern that Choksi’s current health problems are serious and reported that he is in need of the urgent medical assistance of a Neurologist and Neurosurgical Consultant and that this care is not available in Dominica,” Polak said. Polak said, “We are very pleased that the Dominican Court has made the principled and humanitarian decision to release Mr Choksi so that he can access specialist medical care in Antigua.” He stated that Choksi has been through a very difficult few weeks and has been subject to an ordeal which has had a detrimental effect on him physically. “It is the right outcome that he be able to return to Antigua, where he can access the medical attention that he requires and be with his family,” he added. Choksi’s bail plea was supposed to be heard on July 23 but was heard on July 12 on medical grounds. His lawyers had moved the court pleading that he was suffering from a neurological disorder for which he needed treatment in Antigua. The bail order comes amid allegations from Choksi’s family and lawyers that the jeweller was abducted from Jolly Harbour area of Antigua by agents of Indian agencies and forcibly taken to Dominica on May 23. Choksi is facing a case of extradition in Antigua on India’s request. Choksi had gone missing on May 23 from Antigua and Barbuda, sparking a massive manhunt. He was later captured in Dominica where he faced charges of entering the country illegally. Choksi had filed a case in the high court of Dominica, seeking to quash the proceedings against him alleging that his arrest was “dictated” by representatives of the Indian government. The case was filed against the Immigration Minister of the Caribbean nation, its police chief and the investigating officer of the case. Choksi pleaded that the decision to charge him for illegal entry violated the law and, accordingly, was null and void. Choksi’s lawyer had alleged that their client was kidnapped and forcibly taken to Dominica. Choksi is wanted in India by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.

Source: IANS

Next Story

PURPOSE FUELS YOUR PASSION: MUNISH MAYA

PURPOSE FUELS YOUR PASSION: MUNISH MAYA

Don’t get confused with your purpose and passion as both go well together

Passion as well as purpose both goes hand in hand. Purpose defines the passion in life. If you are passionate about something then there will be a purpose behind it. And if you feel that you are passionate about something but you are not able to find the purpose behind it then please do self-analysis. There is surely something that you are missing out on. Munish Maya in his Instagram post took out few minutes to write about Purpose and Passion, as he feels that it is an important topic to be discussed with everyone. Mr. Maya started writing his post by making a statement, “Many people confuse passion with purpose. Others struggle to find both.”

Self-analyzing is a very tough job and it’s completely natural to get confused. Solving this problem Munish Maya says, “Passion & purpose are distinct. Passion is the drive, the energy that makes us feel good. Like they say, ‘do what you love.” People follow their passion to live a stress-free life where they can enjoy whatever the work they are doing. It is well said, ‘Follow your passion and there will not be a single day when you will have to work.’ Whereas the most asked question in relevance to passion, ‘What is the purpose?’ is answered very well by Munish

Maya in his same post, “Your purpose is the reason, your ‘Why’ behind what you do.” 

Passion and purpose go hand in hand. Munish Maya says, “From over a decade, I experienced, learned, evolved & developed new passions. They have changed my life & perspective in a great way.” Passion serves the purpose of life. Munish Maya himself followed his passion when he realized that he cannot do a 9-5 profile job, and look at him now, he is the 1st Global Brand Ambassador of India. His passion leads him to define the purpose of his life. The only purpose of Munish Maya’s life is to serve people by guiding and enlightening them about their lives.

This confusion between passion and purpose is not for the lifetime. To which Munish Maya explained by saying, “But the sweet spot is where your passion & purpose align.

One fuels your internal drive while the other maximizes your outward impact.” When both purpose and passion start to align then you will start gaining success and positivity in life.

Munish Maya describes it more beautifully, “And in the path of manifestation, Purpose fuels Passion. By focusing on your purpose, you align your work with your deepest drive- your passion.” If you are passionate about something in your life, then the purpose of your life is served.

Next Story

CAT 2021 Registration Process to End on 15th Sep

CAT 2021 Registration Process to End on 15th Sep

CAT 2021: 6 days left to apply for this entrance Exam for admission into IIMs, IITs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR and other top Business Schools.

IIM, Ahmedabad is going to close the CAT registration 2021 window on Sep 15, 2021. Going by trends however, they may extend the application date by another week or two.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is scheduled to be held on Nov 28. The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A), conducting the CAT exam 2021, will close the CAT 2021 registration on Sep 15. Candidates seeking MBA admission 2022-23, 2022-24 batch and interested in appearing for IIM CAT 2021 can fill up the CAT application form.

The CAT applications 2021 is available only in online mode at the official CAT website.  For completing the CAT registration process, candidates will have to pay a CAT application fee of INR 2200.00 for the general category and INR 1100.00 for the reserved category.

Only 7 days left to apply for the CAT Exam, it is the most popular management entrance exam of India. IIMs, IITs, FMS, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR, IMT Ghaziabad, XIM University, IMI Delhi, MICA, FORE School of Management, TAPMI, GIM Goa, LIBA, GLIM,  NIRMA, IFMR GSB, LBSIM and other top Business Schools accepting CAT Score. IIM Ahmedabad, IIM C, IIM Lucknow, XIM University, GLIM and other B Schools open applications for 2022-24 batch.

Select from 150+ MBA Colleges shortlist and Apply here,

CAT 2021 eligibility criteria

  • Academic qualification: Candidates should have a Graduation/ Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized University/ Institute. Final year students are also eligible to apply for CAT 2021.
  • To be eligible for the CAT exam 2021, 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD) in Graduation/ Bachelor’s degree was mandatory. However, due to the pandemic situation in the country, some changes have been made in this regard:
    • Candidates in the final year: Students with “promotion/ pass” instead of “award of marks” certificates in any of the last two years of the bachelor’s degree can enter the “Promotion or Pass” option in the CAT application form. It will allow the student to complete and submit the CAT 2021 application form. This eligibility relaxation is also applicable to those final year students with an “award” of marks.
    • Candidates graduated in 2020 and 2021: Due to the implementation of the above point, and considering that there could be different evaluation patterns adopted by different institutes/ universities across the country due to the COVID pandemic, the CAT committee has decided to remove the minimum percentage of marks criterion (50% and 45% [or equivalent CGPA] respectively) for the CAT 2021 exam.

About CAT 2021 The Common Admission Test CAT 2021 is a national level management entrance exam that is mandatory to take for admission into respective IIMs , IIT and over 1000+ B-schools across the country. CAT Exam 2021 will be conducted as a computer-based test in three sessions at over 420 test centres in 158 cities across the country. The CAT question paper comprises questions from Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). Students can expect the difficulty level of the CAT exam 2021 will be moderate to high.

Next Story

“Impact of Pandemic on Organisations” to be published in ‘Abhigyan’- peer-reviewed, journal of Foundation for Organisational Research and Education’ (FORE)

“Impact of Pandemic on Organisations” to be published in ‘Abhigyan’- peer-reviewed, journal of Foundation for Organisational Research and Education’ (FORE)

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted organizations, industries, and businesses worldwide. It has applied a sudden brake on the organization’s function, compelling them to look for and adopt newer ways of survival. Organizations are also experiencing significant changes in personnel behaviors, which have further impacted organizational performance and outputs. It has led to the transformation of the working environment processes and procedures, communication and personnel relations, operational, and financial management, etc.

In response to the above, “Abhigyan which is a peer-reviewed, double-blind (refereed) quarterly Management Journal of the ‘Foundation for Organisational Research and Education (FORE), focusing on management and organizational research, is publishing a special thematic issue titled “Impact of Pandemic on Organisations” to record the effect of Covid-19 on the functions and activities of the organizations.

It shall cover original research articles and review studies related to sub-themes of challenges and opportunities for organizations, organizational performance management, impact on international students, government policies to help MSMEs, and unforeseen consequences of a pandemic on organizational development.

Abhigyan”, which has been published since 1983, provides an appropriate platform for readers across all domains for the exchange of ideas. In the present case, this issue with its focus on Covid-19 is intended to help the readers to have further awareness of the impact of the pandemic on various aspects of business and organizational management. It is hoped that this will be a welcome addition to the growing body of academic and organizational research on the post-Covid-19 business environment and help in finding ways and means to respond to the challenges emanating from it effectively.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here