Mehul Choksi’s lawyers asks CARICOM to support the wanted fugitive

As the date passes, fugitive Mehul Choksi is playing new tactics with the help of his heavily paid lawyers. Recently, London based barrister Michael Polak on Monday petitioned the secretary-general of CARICOM, Irwin LaRocque, for a meeting linked to Mehul Choksi, who is under the custody of Dominica police & facing a criminal trial in the High Court of Justice.

fugitive Mehul Choksi
fugitive Mehul Choksi

Antigua and Barbuda: As the date passes, fugitive Mehul Choksi is playing new tactics with the help of his heavily paid lawyers. Recently, London based barrister Michael Polak on Monday petitioned the secretary-general of CARICOM, Irwin LaRocque, for a meeting linked to Mehul Choksi, who is under the custody of Dominica police & facing a criminal trial in the High Court of Justice.

Many legal experts of the Caribbean told local media that it is playing another gimmick to misguide the court of law; London based lawyer has made a request to Secretary-General to intervene into the matter. The statement is simply a baseless effort as the case is already under the Eastern Caribbean High Court, and the region gives high regard to the courts.

Mehul Choksi’s lawyers perpetuate to push false narratives to mislead the judgement of the court.

Barrister Michael Polak, who is handling the case of Mehul Choksi from London is also under the scrutiny of Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) for allegedly fabricating the legal evidences following an official complaint.

The complaint moreover read that he failed to carry out the means of KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti Money Laundering) on his client Mehul Choksi. He has not explained the source of funds, payment getaway and other formalities before taking the case.

The Caribbean is the major tourist spot in the world; people from all around the world favours the Caribbean region for holidays not only for its attractiveness but also for the safe and sound environment the island countries offer. And in this COVID-19 era whole world is giving health as the top priorities.

The small states in the region depend on tourism for their economic durability. And people who have an unlawful background like Mehul Choksi are primarily unwelcome into the islands as they hurt the image of the small tourist countries. Abduction like stories severely harms the heart of the Caribbean as this is the region that has lower crime rates than other tourist destinations.

Sustaining a secure environment is imminent for these countries to fulfil their goals. It shows how important it is for these small countries is to be free of any types of people who are capable of ravaging or hitting the atmosphere.

Notably, Mehul Choksi’s lawyers claim that he was honey-trapped by Indian and Antiguan authorities. However, the Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda Gaston Browne stated in the parliament that investigations are undergoing and no conclusive evidence prove that Choksi was forcefully taken to Dominica. He also said that the boat, which was ostensibly utilized for the alleged abduction, entered the country by a legal route and left early, even before Choksi was found missing.

Mehul Choksi – India born Antiguan citizen who had been detained in Dominica, is one such example. After the Dominican officials captured him, CARICOM countries became renowned even in India, where Choksi is wanted in a $2 billion fraud case.

While Mehul Choksi’s lawyers proceed to say that he was abducted, real evidence proved that it was a mere effort to escape his extradition. He was expecting a court hearing in November 2021, where the sources reported that his repatriation was suspected.

It seems that problems for Mehul Choksi are not getting any better as Barbara Jarabica had made a comment publicly that Choksi made an attempt to grapple her and attempted to kiss her twice, which makes it more probable that Jarabica could file a lawsuit against Choksi in either Antigua & Barbuda or Europe’s court of justice upon sexual harassment. She stated, “Choksi attempted to kiss & tried to come too close while we were sharing drinks in his office in Antigua.”

Barbara Jarabica stated to the media that she had started to Choksi that she has a boyfriend back home and is not looking for any sugar daddy; however, Choksi still proceeded to push himself on her, appearing in an argument between the two.

Barbara Jarabica also stated to the media that she was in Antigua and Barbuda for tourism purpose, and she met Choksi while her evening walks. She also said that she didn’t know who was Mehul Choksi as he had introduced himself as Raj and everyone nearby called him “Raj”.

Senior detectives earlier stated that the close proximity among Choksi and Jarabica could have ended up in much more worst conditions as people who forcibly grapple a girl can go to any extent to quench the thirst of physical needs.

Following the lawyer filed a complaint in Scotland Yard, United Kingdom (UK), it was later discovered that the complaint was based on the imagination and plan created by the team members of Choksi who are attempting to cover up the entire escape saga.

Mehul Choksi ran missing on May 23, 2021; his close-aide Govin told the media that he left for Cuba, where he holds a safe house. Barbara Jarabica also informed the press that he had named his villa in Cuba numerous times. Govin also stated to the media that Choksi holds citizenship from another Caribbean country besides Antigua & Barbuda.

Mehul Choksi had been named a fugitive by the government of India in a $2 billion fraud that he acted against the country’s second-biggest public lender Punjab National Bank (PNB).

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