Who is Barbara Jarabica, the alleged “girlfriend” of the fugitive Mehul Choksi?
Mehul Choksi’s lawyers have filed a formal complaint in Antigua and Barbuda over his alleged kidnapping. Choksi, who fled India just before being named with his nephew Nirav Modi in the Rs. 13,000 crore GNP scam by the CBI, had stayed in Antigua and was already missing on May 23. He was arrested in neighboring Dominica on May 25 for entering the country illegally.
The Mehul Choksi connection
After Choksi’s arrest in Dominica, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, confirmed that Choksi was indeed arrested in Dominica after his departure to “have a good time” “with his girlfriend” and made a “monumental error” in the process.
The girlfriend in question had been identified as a Bulgarian woman named Barbara Jarabica by the Antiguan media. According to Vijay Agaarwal, Choksi’s lawyer, Jarabica had befriended Choksi on morning walks for the past 5-6 months. The lawyer also alleged that the mysterious Bulgarian woman then assisted in the kidnapping of Choksi in Dominica.
Aggarwal and Choksi’s wife, Preeti, also alleged that the woman was part of an Indian operation to bring Choksi to Dominica and then to India.
“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 had not been involved in the kidnapping, she would have reported the incident to authorities in Antigua. It would be out in the open, ”Indian Express said. Priti as told.
Priti even said WION that “the image that is being run of this person called Barbara is not even a correct image. Where is she, nobody knows. If a crime has happened, and she has seen it, why she said nothing. Nobody knows “
What we know about Barbara Jarabica
Very little concrete information is available on Jarabica. Photos of social media accounts with the name “babarajarabica” and the like were found and shared on Caribbean media. Her LinkedIn profile says that she is a ‘real estate investment agent’ from Bulgaria who is an ‘experienced Sales Negotiator with a proven track record of working in the direct selling and 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.
Her profile also indicated that she had studied at the London School of Economics. However, after the LSE released a statement that none of these students had ever studied there, the details were removed along with the profile picture from the LinkedIn account.
BarbaraThe other social media accounts of are just as strange in their history of activity. Her Twitter account only has one tweet although the account was created in July 2012. She follows seven popular Twitter accounts like those of Bill Gates and Elon Musk. His account was followed by 11 people, 10 of whom are Indians, all of whom have few or no followers themselves.
His Instagram account contains seven photos, most of them published from January and February 2019 in Budapest. Most of its 1,300 followers are Indians and people of Indian descent.