Mumbai: In a bid to ascertain his medical condition, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed Mehul Choksi, one of the prime accused in the multi-crore PNB scam, to submit his medical reports and case papers to the Cardiology department of government-run JJ Hospital.
The HC has further issued a direction to the hospital authorities to scrutinise Choksi's medical papers and give an opinion if he is fit to travel to India. This comes after Choksi claimed in an affidavit, last week, that he is unfit to travel to India owing to his heart ailments.
A bench of Justices Indrajit Mahanty and Anant Badar issued these orders while hearing a plea filed by Choksi. He has challenged the application filed by the ED, which is investigating the scam.
The central agency has through its application before a special court has demanded declaration of Choksi as a fugitive offender under the newly introduced law - Fugitive Economic Offenders act. Choksi has urged the court to direct the ED to waive off the red corner notice, issued against him.