Barbara Jabarica, the alleged girlfriend of the fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, has revealed that she had no concept of who he was when she met him. In an unique interview with ANI, she stated that she is a European and she or he doesn’t comply with Indian information and was not conscious of Choksi’s background.
“I am European, I stay in Europe and I am not following Indian information. I am additionally not following listing of fraudsters so I have never been conscious of his actual identify and background till final week. And I imagine most individuals in Antigua…I do not assume anybody knew his identify or background,” Barbara Jabarica informed ANI.
She additionally disclosed that Choksi had launched himself as Raj to her. She stated, “I do know him (Mehul Choksi) since final August and met with him in Jolly Harbour after I rented Airbnb lodging close to the place he additionally lives. He launched himself as Raj. Between August to April, he was at all times texting me however I replied to him as soon as a month.”
Based on Barbara, Choksi made loads of effort to persuade her to affix the diamond enterprise with him. She additionally spoke to ANI concerning the a lot talked about ring, which he reportedly gifted to her.
She stated, “I would not say he gifted me, we had a dialog between April and Might, he wished to persuade me that I ought to get entangled, we should always do enterprise, he’ll prepare for me and I promote jewelry, diamonds and designs on-line. He stated he had some increased high quality diamonds, if I’ve any non-public consumer in New York or the center east then he can provide and we are able to have a very good revenue share.”
“I feel, one of many important functions from his facet, the explanation why he gave me this jewelry, he wished to persuade me to get entangled along with his jewelry enterprise,” stated Barbara.
“He lied to his nation, purchasers, to me about his identify, background, jewelry and so forth. I’d query and many individuals would query now that has he ever stated the reality about something,” added Barbara.
Speaking about her relations with Choksi, she stated, “I made this clear in a number of interviews that I wasn’t his (Mehul Choksi) girlfriend and he is not my sugar daddy or something like that. I’ve my very own earnings and enterprise. I do not want his money, help, lodge reserving, faux jewelry, or something like that.”
Earlier, Barbara additionally talked about Choksi’s plan to flee to Cuba.
Nonetheless, Choksi’s household and attorneys rubbished the idea and made a counterclaim that he was kidnapped and in addition accused Barbara of plotting the kidnapping of the fugitive diamantaire.
In his latest grievance to the Antiguan Police Commissioner, Choksi claimed that he was attacked by eight to 10 males whereas he was on his solution to meet a lady named Barbara Jabarica, with whom he claimed to have ‘pleasant phrases’.
Choksi had gone lacking from Antigua on Might 23 and was caught in Dominica. He was charged with unlawful entry by the police in Dominica after he allegedly escaped from Antigua and Barbuda in a doable try to evade extradition to India.
The 62-year-old fugitive is needed in India in reference to a Rs 13,500-crore fraud within the Punjab Nationwide Financial institution.
(With ANi inputs)
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