Ever since fugitive Indian diamantaire Mehul Choksi was arrested in Dominica final week, a number of tales of how truly he was nabbed have been doing the rounds. Now, Choksi’ legal professionals are claiming that he was tricked by the Indian and Antigua companies which led to his arrest.
Reviews in Antiguan media and Choksi’s legal professionals mentioned that he was arrested from Dominica when he was visiting his girlfriend Babara Jarabica. The lady is a property funding marketing consultant and has studied on the London Faculty of Economics, stories mentioned.
Mehul Choksi’s legal professionals have even claimed that Jarabica was used to ‘honeytrap’ the PNB Rip-off accused. They mentioned that Jarabica had befriended Choksi as per a plan by the Antiguan companies.
Apparently, Babara Jarabica has gone mysteriously lacking since Mehul Choksi was nabbed. Jarabica’s Instagram account has a number of photographs of her on a luxurious yacht and helicopter.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne had earlier mentioned that Mehul Choksi might have left his sanctuary in Antigua and brought a ship journey to neighbouring Dominica to have dinner or a ‘good time’ together with his girlfriend.
He mentioned that the Authorities of Dominica and regulation enforcement companies, except the court docket guidelines in any other case, can deport him to India as a result of he’s an Indian citizen.
“The knowledge that we’re getting is that Mehul Choksi might have taken his girlfriend to Dominica most likely to have dinner or have an excellent time and so forth and acquired caught. That may have been a monumental error as a result of in Antigua he’s a citizen, we couldn’t deport him,” he mentioned in an interview to an area radio station as reported by Antigua Information Room.
Footage, purportedly of 62-year-old Choksi, surfaced in Dominica exhibiting him with a purple, swollen eye and bruises on his arms.
Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are needed for allegedly siphoning Rs 13,500 crore of public cash from the state-run Punjab Nationwide Financial institution (PNB) utilizing letters of endeavor. Each are going through a CBI and ED probe.
Whereas Modi is in a London jail after being repeatedly denied bail and is contesting his extradition to India, Choksi took the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda in 2017 utilizing the Citizenship by Funding programme earlier than fleeing India within the first week of January 2018.
(With inputs from companies)