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UK NRI woman banker to be tried for stealing 120,000 pounds
Report dated 24/01/2014 @ 2:09 PM
Satnam Kaur, 30, who allegedly stole 120,000 pounds cash while she was employed as a customer adviser at the Royal Bank of Scotland at Albyn Place in Aberdeen, between October and November 2011, is scheduled to go on trial in June with a pretrial hearing in May.
An earlier report said Kaur withdrew the money in euros and deposited a 120,000 pound cheque into her own account, after which she was sacked from the job.
She also faces a second charge that she arranged for 88,000 pounds to be feloniously transferred to a bank account in India or some place outside Scotland between Dec 2011 and Feb 2012.
10% of jailed UAE NRIs choose India to serve out sentence
Report dated 24/01/2014 @ 2:00 PM
According to the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, though almost 80 percent of prisoners are eligible for relocation to Indian jails as per the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Agreement, only some 10 percent of Indian prisoners in the UAE chose to serve their remaining sentence period back home in India.
The choice to be transferred has to be made voluntarily by the prisoners, and community leaders and volunteers that assist the missions with jail visits had earlier said that the treaty that was signed in 2011 permitting the transfer of convicts to their home country, had elicited mixed responses from Indian prisoners, a majority of whom preferred to stay back in the UAE due to the better facilities and because they had not told their people back home about their jail sentences.
Some prisoners said they have no money to call their families and some need legal assistance.
The prisoner transfer pact applies to those who have already been convicted and not to under-trials. The crime should be punishable in both countries and they will have to serve the remaining sentence specified in the host country. Both, the governments of the host and receiving countries have the right to accept or reject the requests of the prisoners.
19 Indians arrested in immigration raids in UK
Report dated 23/01/2014 @ 4:52 PM
In a large scale operation linked to a suspected immigration scam across the UK, 19 people were arrested in a series of raids targeting a suspected immigration scam where people are brought to the UK from India as Sikh religious preachers and then disappear.
16 addresses were raided across the UK as part of an investigation into the Manchester based Khalsa Missionary Society, a Sikh religious and cultural centre. The Khalsa Missionary Society describes itself as a non-political, non-profit making independent body that acts as an umbrella organisation helping to develop, assist and support the Sikh community in the UK. Raids were also carried out in Birmingham, Hounslow, Leicester, Luton, Slough, Southall and Southampton.
Ten people were arrested on suspicion of obtaining leave by deception, contrary to the 1971 Immigration Act and a further nine were arrested for immigration offences, including overstaying their visas. Three separate cash seizures were also made.
US NRI arrested for stealing diamonds in Mumbai
Report dated 16/01/2014 @ 2:43 PM
Deepak Kawadiya, 43, a US citizen who owns a diamond firm in Mumbai engaged broker Ramesh Thadeshwar, 58, to help him find prospective sellers.
Thadeshwar contacted Varni Diamonds and both parties met to finalise a deal. Dhirubhai Patel, 30, who is employed by Kawadiya tried to delay the proceedings saying the deal would be finalised after Kawadiya inspected the goods.
Patel, while inspecting the jewels told Varni representatives Kawadiya would arrive shortly, and started negotiating with the company, but when he quoted an unacceptable low price the company called off the deal, but before the Varni representatives could leave, Patel grabbed an envelope containing diamonds and fled with two colleagues.
Police have arrested Thadeshwar, Kawadiya and his employees Himanshu Jain, 25, and Jiten Sangani, 37, but the diamonds have not been recovered.
Police say Thadeshwar has been booked in several such cases before.
Dubai NRI gets death sentence for murder of compatriot
Report dated 16/01/2014 @ 2:34 PM
A 28-year-old NRI identified only by his initials NS, has been given the death sentence by a Dubai Court, for the murder of a compatriot.
The accused had loaned the victim around $8500 to be returned in installments, and when the two met to discuss the debt they argued and fought during which the accused grabbed a rope and strangled the victim.
Later an NRI security guard on duty in the building said he saw a carton near the garbage bins and was curious when it was still there the next day, so opened it and found it contained a dead body. He then called police who arrested the accused and three other men, who were seen on the surveillance cameras carrying the carton. The three men said the accused asked them to help him carry the heavy box that he said contained utensils and offered them money for helping.
The three men were released and the murderer was arrested in May.
The verdict remains subject to appeal within a fortnight.