Know mystery woman linked with fugitive Choksi’s kidnapping

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Know mystery woman linked with fugitive Choksi’s kidnapping

Thursday, 10 June 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Know mystery woman  linked with fugitive  Choksi’s kidnapping

Diamond was a common link between Mehul Choksi and the mystery woman Barbara Jarabik, whose role in Choksi’s flight from Antigua to Dominica is under scanner.

She is a Hungarian national settled in London and runs a company known as Cullinan Designs Ltd.

Her passport details and company data show that her surname is Jarabik and not Jarabica, as reported in the media. Her original name is Barbara Jarabik.

Jarabik was born in December 1989 in Budapest. She also ran a company G&J Britton Consulting Ltd in the UK. After leaving from the consulting firm, she joined Cullinan Designs as Director from October 2017. According to the website of the Cullinan Designs, (which stopped working from Tuesday), the company is engaged in advertising and marketing and sales of digital Mirror. Incidentally, several diamond companies are also shown as their clients.

Cullinan Designs have an office in Dubai in partnership with Elysian Design Furniture Trading LLC  Barbara’s Dubai partner is Anita Kesekeny.

The Dubai office is situated at M-03, Golden Building 10 24 Deira Street, according to the website of Cullinan Designs.

According to sources, Jarabik was  known to Nirav Modi, Priti Choksi, Dilip Choksi  and Chetan Choksi. She was engaged in their UK- based business promotions in their heydays.

Incidentally, on Tuesday Jarabik gave interviews to a TV channel accusing Mehul of fooling her by giving fake diamonds and denied any role in kidnapping him. But according to the complaint filed to the UK authorities, she was engaged by Gurdip Bath.

Choksi family’s lawyers approached the UK authorities on Tuesday to complain that Jarabik, along with three UK settled Indian origin bouncers  Gurdip Bath, Gurjit Singh Bhandal and Gurmit Singh, were behind trapping Choksi and taking him out of Antigua to Dominica.  The complaint distributed to media by lawyers of attaching the passport and flight ticket and travel details shows that “on May 28 Barbara Jarabik, Gurjit Singh Bhandal and Gurmit Singh left Dominica at 8.30 am on Inter-Caribbean JY0705 to St Lucia.

As per the UK company registry, Jarabik lives at Flat 2, 5 Princess Road, London NW6 5 AL and runs a company called Cullinan Property Limited (later changed name to Cullinan Designs Limited) and has an office at 4 Old Park Lane Mayfair London W1K 1QW. Her business partner Toju Francisco Da-Silva is also a Director in Cullinan Designs.  She had deleted her Twitter (@barbarajarabik) and Facebook accounts recently.

In the complaint Choksi’s lawyers alleged  that Jalandhar-born Bath is a former director of London-based CS Global Partners, who define themselves as “legal experts in residency and citizenship by investment solutions”. The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne follows him on Twitter.

“Along with Jarabik, there is evidence that the following individuals were involved in Choksi’s torture and kidnap: Gurdip Bath (St Kitts and Nevis national and United Kingdom resident); Gurjit Singh Bhandal (British national and United Kingdom resident); and Gurmit Singh (Indian national and United Kingdom resident),” said the complaint filed by Choksi’s lawyers producing passport and travel details of the four.

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