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Canadian NRI fakes kidnapping in Punjab
Report dated 27/04/2011 @ 2:07 AM
Satinder Singh who claimed to be a judge, and NRI Shaganpreet Singh left a Rampura village and later called a friend Gurmeet Singh to inform him that some people were chasing them. Later they called him again and claimed they were kidnapped.
Police investigations found the two staged a fake kidnapping as the NRI does not want to return to Canada. It was also found that Satinder is not a judge. Satinder had also taken money from a number of people for allegedly constructing a showroom in Chandigarh. The show room however did not belong to him.
The two men have been booked and a case of fake kidnapping has been registered against them.
US NRI student indicted for causing roommate's suicide
Report dated 23/04/2011 @ 8:32 PM
Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University freshman used a webcam in September 2010 to film his roommate Tyler Clementi having a gay sexual encounter, and posted it on the Internet. Three days later Clementi committed suicide by jumping to his death off the George Washington Bridge.
Before his suicide Clementi wrote on Facebook that he was being harassed by his dormitory resident assistant and other university officials.
Now a US grand jury has handed down a 15-count indictment to Ravi a student at New Jersey University, who faces two counts of invasion of privacy and two counts of attempted invasion of privacy for using a webcam to film Clementi's intimate encounter with another man. Both offences carry a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Ravi was also charged with two counts of second-degree bias and two counts of third-degree bias, that together could carry five to ten years in prison.
Under New Jersey's privacy law it is a crime to transmit or view images that depict nudity or sexual contact with an individual without that person's consent.
NRI arrested for threatening estranged wife
Report dated 18/04/2011 @ 2:04 AM
Stenthil Kumar Panpadeiya 43, a professional engineer originally from Chennai, married in 2007 and took his wife to the US. Two years into the marriage the couple began to have serious differences.
In 2008 the couple moved to Atlanta where Stenthil got a job, but the couple's disagreements grew and they started living separately. In 2009 the wife returned to India without her husband's knowledge.
The move triggered more serious differences between the couple and Stenthil held his in-laws responsible for the situation. He then began sending threatening emails to the wife's parents and brothers and vulgar abusive threatening emails to his wife. He also pasted objectionable personal pictures of himself and his wife on Facebook.
The family decided they'd had enough and filed a police complaint.
Recently police learned that Stenthil was in Chennai and a police team from Mumbai went there and arrested him. He is to appear in court shortly.
Another US NRI guilty of tax evasion
Report dated 17/04/2011 @ 0:43 AM
Josephine Bhasin an HSBC account holder has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in the US.
Bhasin who has an HSBC account worth some $8.3 million entered the guilty plea before a magistrate judge in New York.
Her case follows the guilty plea by New Jersey businessman Vaibhav Dahake who evaded taxes in the US.
Both Bhasin and Dahake's pleas came days after a California judge permitted the IRS to serve a so-called John Doe summons on HSBC for information on Americans who have banked in India to hide accounts from the IRS.
Australian NRI who burned husband escapes jail sentence
Report dated 15/04/2011 @ 2:16 AM
Rajni Narayan 46, accused of burning her husband's penis to stop him cheating, walked free from the courts after the Supreme Court suspended her six-year sentence for burning her husband to death in December 2008.
In her submission Narayan said she planned to burn only the tip of her husband's penis after she knew he was having an affair and had even warned him. But her husband of twenty years Satish, continued to subject her to physical and verbal abuse and left her.
The jury cleared Narayan for murder, but found her guilty of manslaughter.
The Judge suspended the sentence saying the woman had already suffered enough, but ordered her to be under supervision of the authorities, saying the killing was carried out in a moment of anger and Narayan was truly remorseful for her actions.