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June 24, 2021

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Man named in Mehul Choksi’s ‘abduction’ denies any hyperlink to case

Gurjit Bhandal, one of many individuals reportedly named within the “abduction” of Mehul Choksi from Antigua and Barbuda on Could 23, has denied any hyperlink to the case and claimed that he had left the Caribbean island on Could 23 morning on a yacht, in line with native media experiences.
In his criticism to the Antigua police, Choksi has claimed that he was kidnapped on Could 23 night when he had gone to a spot the place his “good friend” Barbara Jabarica, additionally a suspect within the case, was staying.
He has named Gurmit Singh, Narendar Singh, Jabarica and different unidentified individuals for his alleged abduction.
Bhandal, who’s into property enterprise in Midlands, United Kingdom, has claimed that he had gone crusing within the Caribbeans along with his good friend Gurmit Singh in April-Could, web site reported.
Denying any affiliation with the alleged abduction of Choksi, Bhandal, an Indian-origin individual, stated he would “co-operate and assist the police” within the investigation, however the Antigua police has not approached him to this point.
Bhandal informed the web site in a telephonic interview that on Could 23, he and Singh have been at English Harbour in Antigua and after clearing immigration late morning, they left for Dominica.

He claimed that he reached Dominica at night time however cleared the customs the following day.
“We reached Dominica on Could 23, Sunday night time. On the identical day, we began from Antigua and cleared the customs the following day on Could 24,” he informed the web site.
Choksi, in his criticism, has alleged that he was picked up from Antigua on Could 23 night and brought on a yacht, which took him to the waters of Dominica the following day round 10 am, the place he was handed over to the Coast Guard of Dominica on boat.
Their plan was to go to St Lucia from Dominica however Bhandal, who claimed to be an everyday crusing aficionado, stated he obtained “sea sick” en route and dropped any additional crusing plan after reaching Dominica.
Bhandal stated he and Singh “typically go crusing collectively” within the Mediterranean Sea, however this time, they determined to do it within the Caribbeans.
“We took a constitution from there (Dominica) to Barbados,” the web site quoted him as saying.

Requested about Jabarica, Choksi’s good friend who’s allegedly concerned within the abduction plot, Bhandal stated he doesn’t know her however retains assembly a whole bunch of individuals whereas taking flights within the Caribbeans.
“There have been 21 flights to the Caribbeans, however throughout Covid, there are solely two flights in per week now, so this will increase the likelihood that we stumble upon the identical individuals many times,” he stated.
Within the telephonic interview to the web site, Bhandal claimed that he has been crusing with Singh within the area since April, when he had stayed for 4 days in Antigua, a day in Dominica and 4 days in St Lucia.
In Could, they have been on a second yachting journey within the area, however couldn’t e book the boat that they used on their first journey, in order that they booked the Calliope of Arne yacht on-line.
Choksi, needed in a Rs 13,500-crore financial institution fraud case in India, had mysteriously gone lacking on Could 23 from Antigua and Barbuda, the place he has been staying as a citizen since 2018.
He was detained within the neighbouring island nation of Dominica for unlawful entry, after a attainable romantic escapade along with his rumoured girlfriend.
Choksi’s attorneys alleged that he was kidnapped from Jolly Harbour in Antigua by policemen trying like Antiguan and Indian, and delivered to Dominica on a ship.

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