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US NRI extradited from India to face murder charges
Report dated 24/09/2011 @ 8:30 PM
Avtar Grewal 36, accused in the 2007 murder of his wife in Ahwatukee, Phoenix has been extradited from India to face charges.
According to Phoenix police Grewal left a note admitting he killed his wife Navneet Kaur at her home and that he planned to commit suicide. Police say there were signs of a failed suicide attempt at the house but Grewal was missing.
Investigations found Grewal had bought a one way ticket from Vancouver, Canada to Phoenix the day before the murder. He also bought an onward ticket to Newark, NJ and another to Delhi. A number of unsuccessful attempts were made to have the flight stopped and Grewal removed from the plane.
It took over four years for Grewal to be extradited to Phoenix.
Upon his arrival in Phoenix he was booked and sent to jail for the murder of his wife.
NRI bride's murder case moved to South African high court
Report dated 22/09/2011 @ 6:02 PM
The trial of NRI bride Anni Dewani's murderers has been moved to the Western Cape high court in Cape Town, South Africa.
Zolile Mngeni 23, and Mziwamadoda Qwabe 25, were allegedly hired to kill Anni by driver Zola Tongo, who is serving a jail term after turning state witness in a plea bargain where he said Anni's husband Shrien asked him to arrange the murder.
Shrien is currently undergoing an assessment for mental illness in the UK, as South African authorities seek his extradition to also stand trial in Cape Town for the murder of his bride Anni.
Smuggler hid gold in kneecaps
Report dated 18/09/2011 @ 6:04 PM
Mohammed Abdul Munir was arrested by Customs officials at Sahar airport upon arrival from Dubai. He was found with four packets of jewellery hidden in his kneecaps.
Munir whose haul is estimated at some Rs.62 lakhs worth, contained necklaces, chains, rings, earrings and bracelets. He claimed he was paid Rs.15,000 to smuggle the jewellery from Dubai and was merely acting as a carrier.
Mukhtar Sarang who was waiting to take delivery of the smuggled gold was also arrested.
They have both been booked and will appear in court.
Authorities say smuggling from Dubai to Mumbai has increased in the last months, with several passengers acting as carriers for Dubai based 'traders'
UK NRI millionaire could be jailed for dangerous driving
Report dated 18/09/2011 @ 1:35 AM
Tarlochan Singh 34, a millionaire property developer could face jail after a Coventry court found him guilty of dangerous driving.
Tarlochan was in the car with his nephew at the time and was driving at 30 mph in a 5 mph zone.
Singh allegedly nearly killed Nasreen Singh 50, who was thrown 'like a rag doll' over the bonnet of his Ferrari Spider when he hit her and her son Shaffad Jabbar Khan 30, outside a McDonald's restaurant in Coventry last year.
The Judge warned Singh he would probably be jailed as dangerous driving carries a sentence of up to two years.
Singh who has also been disqualified from driving for a minimum of a year responded saying his flip-flop was trapped under the accelerator pedal and accused his victims of being 'jealous' of his car.
He admitted hitting the woman but claimed she made up her story and blew the incident out of proportion.
Singh was bailed and ordered to return to court for sentencing in October.
NRI Karate instructor accused of raping minor girl in Britain
Report dated 15/09/2011 @ 8:27 PM
Karate instructor Jaspal Riat 48, allegedly began a sexual relationship with a student aged 13 and continued with the alleged offences between February 2008 and May 2009.
The girl broke her silence about the affair when she was afraid she might be pregnant and confided in a school nurse. She however changed her story when the nurse said she would have to speak to her superiors, and claimed she had an 18 year old boyfriend.
According to the prosecutor in the court case against Riat, the martial arts instructor gushed with compliments, sexual comments and text messages, finally telling the teen he had fallen in love with her. The confused teenager was flattered by his attention, and one night Riat plied her with drinks at his flat before having sex with her. All she remembered was waking up in the morning naked in bed with the man having sex with her. It did not stop there, the sex continued on numerous occasions.
Sadly the girl died in May 2009 after taking a massive overdose of pills.
When questioned by police Riat said the girl sent him sexually seductive texts and pictures of herself and made the rape allegations because he would not let her train for her black belt.
Riat from Birmingham has denied two charges of raping the girl, one charge of sexual assault and eight charges of sexual activity with a child.