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NRI fraudster faces deportation from Britain
Report dated 11/03/2012 @ 9:28 PM
Kautilya Pruthi 41, who ran Britain's biggest Ponzi scheme through which he pocketed 38 million pounds in a 115 million pound scam is faced with deportation after being jailed for over 14 years.
Pruthi fleeced nearly 800 investors by offering them huge returns on their cash. Among the victims were former England cricketer Darren Gough and actor Jerome Flynn, each thought to have lost up to a million pounds.
Pruthi's accomplices John Anderson 46, and Kenneth Peacock 43, were each jailed for 18 months.
NRI couple arrested trying to smuggle in valuables worth Rs.2 crore
Report dated 11/03/2012 @ 9:26 PM
Businessman Dilip Sontakke 56, and his wife Jayshree 51, were nabbed on arrival at Mumbai International Airport from the US via London on a British Airways flight. A customs team stopped the couple after they had crossed the green channel without declaring the goods they were carrying.
Authorities seized branded watches including Rolex, Cartier, Piaget and Patek Phillipe, as well as solitaire rings and other diamond jewellery. They also seized Indian currency and dollars. Collectively the haul is worth some Rs.2 crore but is probably more.
Sontakke was to visit Nagpur for a business meeting.
NRI booked for cyber crime against wife
Report dated 09/03/2012 @ 11:53 PM
US NRI Raj Trivedi of Ahmedabad and wife Bhavna Sachdev were married in 2009 after meeting on a matrimonial website.
The luster did not last and shortly after, they were estranged, with Bhavna lodging a criminal complaint of dowry, domestic violence and harassment against him and his family. On the other hand Raj alleged that his wife is defrauding him. He later created a website in the name of his wife and posted photographs and 'evidence' against her, alleging he was tortured by her.
Bhavna registered a cyber-offence complaint with Gurgaon police and a look-out notice was issued. Raj was recently detained at Ahmedabad Airport and later released on condition he does not leave India.
Raj is settled in Houston in the US and has been in the business of commodities.
Another sorry tale of wife abuse by US NRI husband
Report dated 05/03/2012 @ 8:00 PM
Kaveri Kapoor Parachar of Delhi was preparing for her MD exams when her parents decided to arrange a marriage to Kaling, an NRI medical practitioner in the US, in 2009.
Soon after they moved to the US her new family took away her jewellery and started harassing her for dowry. Kaveri asked Kaling to let her work but he refused. He was cruel, and used to beat her. Her mother-in-law Lalita forced her to lick her feet, and when she got pregnant her husband beat her badly and asked her to abort the child.
In 2010 she gave birth to a boy, but the beatings continued on a regular basis. She was not allowed to breastfeed the baby and was given drugs that showed up in her medical reports. Her passport was hidden and she was prevented from speaking to her parents.
She had some friends in Michigan whom she confided in, who told her parents of their daughter's awful plight, and one day when the torture became unbearable, Kaveri ran away. She left for India with her two year old son.
Her parents have approached the Tis Hazari court for justice.
Such is the case with many women who are made to marry NRI grooms at the biding of their parents, only to end up miserable and destitute.
NRI jailed for killing compatriot in UK
Report dated 03/03/2012 @ 11:57 PM
Amitpreet Singh 23, who was in Britain on an expired student visa, has been sentenced to four years in jail for stabbing a compatriot illegal Indian immigrant to death during a fight in a house in Leicester in 2011.
Amitpreet admitted manslaughter on the grounds of provocation because the victim Harinder Singh 29, first attacked him with a knife. When friends intervened he produced a knife and fatally stabbed him in the neck. He also said he might have taken heroin on the morning of the incident.
Amitpreet will be deported to India at the end of his sentence.