Mehul Choksi, allegedly wanted in the Punjab National Bank fraud case, allegedly entered Dominica ‘illegally’.
Dominica is not a country that often makes headlines in the news of India, but since the detection of fugitive Indian businessman Mehul Choksi, this country is in great discussion. Wanted in the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, Mehul Choksi allegedly entered Dominica ‘illegally’ and has now been detained. He had been living in Antigua and Barbuda since January 2018 and had recently disappeared from there.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said he has asked the Dominican government to detain him for illegally entering their country, depersonalize him and deport him directly to India. This is all a matter of knowledge but now the question arises that where is this Dominica? And then, what is the Dominican Republic? Here we are telling you the answers to similar questions.
Where is Dominica?
Dominica, an island country, is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is a part of the Windward Island chain in the Lesser Antilles group of islands. In terms of cricket enthusiasts, the Lesser Antilles, together with the Greater Antilles and the Lucayan Islands, make up the West Indies. Dominica lies between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Marie-Galante in the north and Martinique in the south.
It is 47 km long and its maximum width is 26 km. According to the 2011 census, the total population of the country is just over 70,000. Dominica is the capital and main port of Rousseau and the nation has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1978, when it gained independence.
What about the Dominican Republic?
Dominica and the Dominican Republic look similar and although both are located in the Caribbean Sea, they are not identical.
The Dominican Republic, a country in the West Indies, occupies the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Greater Antilles chain. Its national capital is Santo Domingo. To the south of the country is the Caribbean Sea and to its north is the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second largest country in the Antilles by area of 48,671 square kilometers and it is the third largest country by population. It has a population of about 10.77 million.
The Dominican Republic has the largest economy in the Caribbean and is also the most visited place.
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