The complaint is part of the FIR registered by CBI on June 2. The agency on Wednesday conducted searches at 14 locations spread across Delhi-NCR, Lucknow, Secunderabad and Kolkata and claimed to have recovered “incriminating documents and digital evidence”.
Choksi's lawyer Vijay Aggarwal and his wife Priti have, however, claimed Jarabica was part of an Indian operation, as part of which the jeweller, who is wanted in India, was “abducted” from Antigua and taken to Dominica.
The Ministry said if Twitter did not ensure immediate compliance with the guidelines, the protections accorded to it under Section 79 of the Information Technology (IT) Act would stand withdrawn and “Twitter shall be liable for consequences as per the IT Act and other penal laws of India”.
On Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in Delhi gave the first official confirmation of India’s efforts to get Mehul Choksi back. MEA's official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “Let me emphasise that India remains steadfast in its efforts to ensure that fugitives are brought back to India to face justice.”
India has sent a team of eight officials, including from the CBI and the Ministry of External Affairs, to secure Mehul Choksi’s deportation to India from Dominica. But the matter is now facing a legal hurdle.
Bandyopadhyay finds himself caught in a tussle between the Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee governments since the Chief Minister chose to skip a review meeting over Cyclone Yaas held by the Prime Minister.
The PM-led committee — with CJI NV Ramana and Leader of Opposition Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary — had on Monday selected Jaiswal, SSB chief KR Chandra and Special Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs VSK Kaumudi, as the three officers to choose from for the government.
The amended FCRA has made it mandatory for all NGOs receiving foreign aid to open an account in State Bank of India’s (SBI) New Delhi Branch and the government, through an order in October last year, fixed the deadline for it to March 31.