Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi’s spouse Priti Choksi on Wednesday (June 2) made a surprising declare that “the lady proven on media channels will not be the identical lady that they knew as Barbara”.
Barbara Jarabica is rumoured to be Mehul Choksi’s girlfriend and is thought to his different acquaintances as nicely. She is the ‘mysterious lady’ whose title cropped up within the case and is alleged to be the feminine confederate who had a job in Choksi’s motion from Antigua to Dominica.
Speaking to WION, Priti mentioned, “The image being proven by media channels of this particular person known as Barbara will not be even the proper image. Where is she, nobody is aware of. If against the law occurred, and he or she noticed it why is she not mentioned something? No one is aware of,” including, “she will not be traceable”.
Asked, who was she, Choksi defined, “She claims to be somebody who works on the home renovation and he or she would come right down to Antigua twice or thrice — she got here in August, in April and now in May” and that “she has by no means met her”.
These remarks from Mehul Choksi’s spouse got here after Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne acknowledged final week that Choksi might have taken his girlfriend on a romantic journey to Dominica, the place he was busted.
On the experiences that fugitive diamantaire was tortured in Dominica, Priti mentioned, “What has introduced most anguish to the household is the bodily torture and complete disregard for the human rights of my husband. If somebody actually wished him again alive, why did they should torture and abuse him bodily and mentally? My husband has many well being points.”
On the query of Mehul Choki’s deportation, his spouse mentioned, “He is 63-year-old and he’s an Antiguan citizen. He enjoys all of the rights and safety that the Antigua and Barbuda structure provides him. I’ve full religion within the rule of regulation and the justice system of the Caribbean nations. We await his secure and rightful return to Antigua on the earliest.”
Slamming the Dominica authorities, Priti mentioned, “If my husband was present in Dominica and he has mentioned and I imagine police have corroborated that he was kidnapped, the place is that kidnapping case filed by Dominica’s police. Kidnapping is a global crime. however the place is that case? Where is that boat, and the crew and why is their GPS turned off, right this moment even”.
Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are accused within the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case. Choksi fled the nation was granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda in January 2018. Now, calls for for Choksi’s deportation to India are on and a staff from India has gone to Dominica, forward of a Caribbean court docket listening to that can resolve on whether or not Choksi will likely be deported to India.