NEW DELHI, June 25 - The Indian government has urged Antigua to accelerate the legal process associated with the extradition of diamond trader Mehul Choksi, wanted in India in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam, said sources familiar with the development.
Reportedly, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne told the Antigua Observer, a local news outlet, that after exhausting all legal options, Choksi will be extradited to India.
Browne indicated the possibility of revocation of Choksi�s citizenship which will automatically lead to his extradition to India to face trial in the case.
Browne reportedly told the news outlet his country will not be a safe haven for criminals especially for those involved in financial crimes. � IANS