Barbara Jabarica, fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi’s alleged girlfriend, on Wednesday stated that opposite to claims made by his spouse Priti, the businessman had been the primary to strategy and “befriend” her.
Speaking to ANI, Barbara stated: “Raj (Mehul Choksi) was the one who approached me, asked for my number and ‘befriended me’, totally the opposite of what his wife says.”
She additionally disclosed that Choksi had launched himself as Raj to her. “I know him (Mehul Choksi) since last August and met with him in Jolly Harbour when I rented Airbnb accommodation near where he also lives. He introduced himself as Raj. Between August and April, he was always texting me but I replied to him once a month,” she earlier stated in an unique interview to ANI.
According to Barbara, Choksi made a whole lot of effort to persuade her to hitch the diamond enterprise with him. She additionally spoke to ANI in regards to the a lot talked about ring, which he reportedly gifted to her.
“I think, one of the main intentions why he gave me this jewellery was that he wanted to convince me to get involved with his jewellery business,” stated Barbara.
“He lied to his country, clients, to me about his name, background, jewellery and so on. I would question and many people would question now that has he ever said the truth about anything,” added Barbara.
Talking about her relations with Choksi, she stated, “I made this clear in a few interviews that I wasn’t his (Mehul Choksi) girlfriend…I’ve my own income and business. I don’t need his cash, support, hotel booking, fake jewellery, or anything like that.”
In his current grievance to the Antiguan Police Commissioner, Choksi claimed that he was attacked by eight to 10 males whereas he was on his strategy to meet a girl named Barbara Jabarica, with whom he claimed to have “friendly terms”.
Choksi had gone lacking from Antigua on May 23 and was arrested 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.