Choksi’s lawyer Pollak alleged that the people involved in Choksi’s abduction did a dry run in April. (file photo)
Mehul Choksi’s lawyer Pollak said that he has done complete research in this matter. But, suddenly stopped speaking and said that Indian agencies are responsible for this.
New Delhi. Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, through his legal team, has approached the Metropolitan Police under the “universal jurisdiction” provision to investigate his alleged abduction from Antigua and Barbuda in neighboring Dominica. Choksi’s lawyer Pollak said that Mehul as a citizen has the right to approach the British Privy Council in matters of his citizenship and extradition. However, they were removed from Antigua and Barbuda and taken to places where they do not enjoy these rights. He said that UK courts and police have the authority to investigate such cases, wherever they occur.
Addressing the media via video conferencing, Pollock of Choksi’s defense team said that the Metropolitan Police has the authority to investigate cases such as torture, war crimes and genocide wherever they occur. Pollock said, “The Metropolitan Police has said that they will send an investigator to the case to find out what happened.” He said, “The process is now with the Metropolitan Police and we will let them investigate. We want to say that this case is evidence of torture.” Pollock said that he has done complete research into how Mehul Choksi was kidnapped, but Pollock suddenly stopped speaking and said that Indian agencies were responsible for this.
He said, “The motive in this case is clear. This is a very important thing, which should be looked into. The truth is that India wants Choksi’s extradition. But, has Choksi signed any such paper that he had earlier It was there too. The fact is that an Indian plane was present in Dominica soon after Mehul Choksi was kidnapped. It shows what was going on there.”
Pollock alleged that those involved in Choksi’s abduction did a dry run in April. Giving details of the kidnapping case, Pollock said, “Barbara Jabarika, who called Choksi to her Airbnb residence on May 23, specifically asked the landlord whether there was a provision to keep a small boat in the backyard of the house complex. ” Reflecting on a WhatsApp chat between Jabarika and the landlord, Pollock said that Barbara rented two adjacent houses after finding a place to stow a small yacht behind the house complex. Pollock alleged that Barbara in one of the properties The people involved in the kidnapping had stayed with. The lawyer claimed that immediately after the abduction, Jabarika reached Dominica by private plane at 7.26 pm. Apart from Jabarika, Pollock has also accused Gurdeep Bath, Gurjit Singh Bhandal and Gurmeet Singh in his complaint.
Bath and Bhandal are citizens of St Kitts and UK respectively, while Gurmeet Singh is an Indian citizen living in UK.