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NRI jailed for stabbing daughter-in-law in Britain
Report dated 08/06/2014 @ 3:02 PM

NRI jailed for stabbing daughter-in-law in Britain Manjit Singh Mirgind accused his daughter-in-law of having an extra-marital affair with another man, and stabbed her in her face leading to severe injuries in both eyes last December.

He has now been sentenced by the Snaresbrook Crown Court to 10 years and eight months in jail half of which he will serve, and the rest on licence.

Mirgind who is from Ilford, London was earlier charged with attempted murder but prosecutors later accepted a guilty plea to the charge of grievous bodily harm. Mirgind denied attempting to murder the victim.

The Court said what is distressing was that Mirgand's grandchildren aged three and six witnessed the incident and pleaded with him to stop.

The defence counsel contended that MIrgind is a 'hard-working family man' and regretted his actions.

Canadian NRI busted in Punjab in drug racket case
Report dated 07/06/2014 @ 7:48 PM

Canadian NRI busted in Punjab in drug racket case Another synthetic drugs racket believed to be part of a Rs.6000 crore ring run by kingpin Jagdish Bhola, was busted by police after the arrest of Abohar-based pharmaceutical businessman, Canadian NRI Varinder Sandhu, from Chandigarh. His aide Bikramjit Singh was also arrested by Patiala cops and the two were sent to police custody by a Patiala court.

Sandhu's factories in Himachal Pradesh where precursor chemicals are manufactured were also raided and chemicals were seized, that are unofficially estimated to be worth around Rs.300 crore.

According to the FIR, Sandhu along with Sandeep Singh Sidhu and Nagendra Singh of Bathinda synthesised chemicals used to make the party drug known as crystal meth or Speed, which were then sent to Canada, Australia and England.

Canadian police charge British NRI in Air India bribery case
Report dated 07/06/2014 @ 7:47 PM

Canadian police charge British NRI  in Air India bribery case After an international investigation, Canadian police have charged British NRI Shailesh Govindia, and Americans Robert Barra and Dario Berini with trying to bribe Indian officials to secure a $100 million contract with Air India for a biometric security system.

Barra is the former chief executive officer of Cryptometrics Canada Inc, and Berini is the company's former chief operating officer.

Canada-wide warrants were issued for all three accused after they were charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

An initial investigation led to the conviction of Ottawa businessman Nazir Karigar an agent working for the security company. He was sentenced to three years in jail in May. A later investigation focused on the activities of Barra and Berini.

Rengan Rajaratnam rejects plea deal
Report dated 04/06/2014 @ 3:28 PM

Rengan Rajaratnam rejects plea deal Rengan Rajaratnam, 43, the younger brother of convicted Galleon Group hedge-fund founder Raj Rajaratnam rejected a recent plea deal and pleaded not guilty to charges in the superseding indictment.

Rengan who worked at his brother's hedge fund, was indicted last year for allegedly participating in a scheme to trade on confidential information related to Clearwire Corp and Advance Micro Devices Inc in 2008.

Raj Rajaratnam is serving a sentence of over 11 years at a federal prison in Massachusetts. That conviction was followed by the 2012 conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group director Rajat Gupta.

A New York court rejected Gupta's last minute request to remain free on bail and he will surrender to serve a two year prison term, the same day Rengan Rajaratnam's trial is scheduled to begin.

NRI spiritual healer charged with fraud, blackmail in UK
Report dated 02/06/2014 @ 1:36 PM

NRI spiritual healer charged with fraud, blackmail in UK Mohammed Ashrafi who posed as a spiritual healer has been charged with one count of blackmail and one count of fraud by false representation in relation to facilitating a 60 million Pound lottery win.

Ashrafi who calls himself 'Kamal-Ji' appeared before the Leicester Magistrate's Court. He allegedly defrauded a woman of 10,000 pounds through a healing and astrology service, and obtained 50,000 pounds through blackmail.

Ashrafi is in the UK on a six-month work visa and spoke through a Hindi interpreter. The court has ordered he be remanded to custody and reappear later in the month.

The Leicestershire police had warned the public in the mainly Indian dominated city against the conman known as 'Kamal-Ji' who claimed to be a devotee of Sai Baba, and they warned he had advertised through leaflets as well radio and newspapers offering to help people with various problems.

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