Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said: "I can assure you that he will be ultimately deported after exhausting all his appeals. He will be extradited back to India to face whatever charges against him. It is just a matter of time."
Sunil Varma, head of International Business at Gitanjali Gems Limited, through his lawyer Girish Kulkarni, has approached the special CBI court, stating he is ready to cooperate by appearing before a consulate in the US and face ED officials via video conference.
In his reply to the CBI plea filed on Wednesday, 63-year old Gokulnath Shetty has said that he is a senior citizen and has been suffering from various health issues, including high blood pressure and vertigo.
“Mehul Choksi'scitizenship was processed; he got through but the reality is his citizenship will be revoked and he will be repatriated to India; so there is recourse. It’s not a case that we are trying to provide any safe harbour for criminals, for those who are involved in financial crimes,” Gaston Browne said.