Who is Babara Jarabica, the woman who “trapped” Mehul Choksi?
Updated: Jun 5, 2021 5:02:55 p.m.
Babara Jarabica, the woman who has been described as Mehul Choksi’s “girlfriend” or the “honey trap” who aided in his kidnapping, has become a very interested person in unraveling the mystery around the fugitive jeweler. sudden disappearance from Antigua on May 23 and arrested in Dominica the next day.
While Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Brown called Jarabica Choksi’s girlfriend with whom he willingly traveled to Dominica “to have a good time”, jeweler’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal and his wife Priti suggested that she may have been part of an Indian operation to extract Choksi. from Antigua and deported him to India via Dominica.
Choksi’s wife, in an interview with The Indian Express, said her husband had befriended Jarabica for the past six months on morning walks and called him out for dinner at an apartment near Jolly Harbor in Antigua on May 23 from where he was kidnapped by 8-10 men who brutally beat him and took him away.
“She’s not from Antigua but would visit from time to time. She made these visits in August of last year and in April and May of this year. In short, she also lived in an apartment right across from ours in Antigua. She describes herself as working in the real estate renovation business. After my husband was kidnapped, she just disappeared. If she was not involved in the kidnapping, she would have reported the incident to authorities in Antigua. She would have come out in the open, ”said Priti.
Priti was also unsure if Babara Jarabica was her real name and admitted that she had never met her. However, she claimed that the photos of her circulating in the media were not of the woman who befriended her husband. “She is now under investigation in Antigua,” Priti said.
The images flashed in the media come from an Instagram profile “babarajarabica”. Similar profiles were found on Twitter and LinkedIn, where the user was identified as “Babara Jarabica” and “Babara J”, respectively.
Her LinkedIn profile describes her as a “Real Estate Investment Agent” from Bulgaria who is an “experienced sales negotiator with a proven track record of working in direct sales and the real estate industry. Skills in customer service, business negotiation, leadership and team coordination. Over 10 years of sales experience, holding management positions in real estate and retail.
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Earlier, this profile also mentioned her as having studied at the London School of Economics. However, after being released to the media, her profile picture and LSE credentials disappeared. According to media reports, the LSE also released a statement that no woman named Babara Jarabica has ever studied there. “What does it all say?” Asked Priti.
Jarabica’s Twitter profile has a photo with her hair covering her face on a beach. He says she joined the social media platform in July 2012, but so far she has only posted one tweet: an article from theconversation.com about a blockchain company purchasing a work. Banksy’s art and burning it.
She follows seven Twitter accounts, including those of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jamie Oliver, Richard Branson and The Economist, among others. It is followed by 11 people. All except one are Indians and have very few or no followers.
His Instagram profile has just seven posts: all of them either sunbathing in swimsuits on the beach, or aboard a helicopter or yacht. Some of these photos were posted in January and February 2019 from Budapest. His more than 1,300 Instagram followers are again either Indian or of Indian descent. Many of them are from Gujarat. Some of these followers may have been acquired after her Choksi case became famous because the likes posted on her photos are only 4-5 days old.
From the Indian security establishment, there has been no confirmation or denial of the existence of this woman. Its true identity and its whereabouts remain a mystery.