Choksi leaving court on Friday
Choksi leaving court on Friday

The Mehul Choksi saga seems to have more twists and turns. According to a latest report, Barbara Jarabica, the rumoured girlfriend of Mehul Choksi stated that she was not involved in the abduction of the businessman.

According to India Today, Choksi had introduced himself as Raj. She also revealed that he approached her during her visit to Antigua last year. “He became friendly and later started flirting. He also gifted me diamond rings and bracelets that turned out to be fake," alleged Barbara Jarabica.

She stated that her name was dragged into this controversy by Choksi's lawyers and family members. "I have nothing to do with his kidnapping. My name is being dragged by Mehul Choksi's lawyers and family members. Me and my family are under stress," she said.

In his letter to Antigua Police, Mehul Choksi alleged that he was abducted from Barbara Jarabica's home and taken to Dominica on a boat.

Choksi, who is wanted in the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam had been living in Antigua and Barbuda since 2018 after taking the citizenship of the country. Towards the end of May however, he had been captured in neighbouring Dominica after he went missing and an Interpol Yellow Notice was issued against him. He now faces charges of illegally entering Dominica - something that his family and lawyers contend was in actuality an abduction.

While he has been a citizen of Antigua for some time now, the country appears to have washed their hands of Choksi. In a recent Facebook post, Prime Minister Gaston Browne said his cabinet held a discussion on Choksi's matter, adding that he has become Dominica's problem at this time. The administration now wished that he be repatriated directly to India from Dominica.

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