Dominica had declared fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi a ‘banned immigrant’ for illegally entering the country. According to a notice issued by Dominica’s Ministry of National Security and Home Affairs, Mehul Choksi was declared a restricted immigrant on May 25. The ministry had directed the police to “remove Choksi from the Commonwealth of Dominica” under Section 5(1)(1) of the Immigration and Passport Act. Simultaneously, the ministry sent a separate notice to Choksi informing him that he was “not allowed to enter Dominica”. Meanwhile, the Dominica High Court has adjourned the hearing on his bail plea till June 11.