In an official statement, an MEA spokesperson told news agency ANI: “India remains steadfast in its efforts that fugitives are brought back to India. He is currently in the custody of Dominica with some legal proceedings underway.”
“We will continue to ensure he is brought to back India,” he added.
Mehul Choksi is currently being presented at the Roseau Magistrate court to answer charges of illegal entery into Dominica.
Meanwhile, a Dominica magistrate on Wednesday denied bail to Choksi and ordered him to be presented to face charges of illegal entry into the country.
The fugitive diamond tycoon was arrested on May 23 for alleged illegal entry to the Caribbean island country.