New Delhi, Dec 6 (Agency)
A Cyprus-based firm has registered a case of cheating with the Economic Offences Wing against Abhishek Verma, an accused in the Navy War Room leak case, and Siddharth Tytler, son of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, and their associates for allegedly duping it of 1.1 million dollars on the pretext of setting up a mobile company, police said.
A complaint in this regard was lodged Thursday by Joseph Rubinstein after which a case was registered under Sections 420, 467, 468, 406, 471, 120-B and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
According to complainant Rubinstein, Verma and Tytler asked him to put seed money in their telecom venture in India.
However, the duo later allegedly fled with the money, police said.
Published in NRI-Punjab
Wellington, Dec 6 (Agency)
Jurors remain deadlocked in the case of a Sikh leader in New Zealand who has been charged with having forged election documents in a bid to win a local body poll three years ago.
Daljit Singh, a former Labour Party candidate, who was running for the Otara-Papatoetoe local board in Auckland Council in 2010, was charged in the high court in Auckland with a total of 38 counts of using forged document, Radio New Zealand reported Friday.
Seven other men, who helped Daljit Singh, are also on trial for the same charges, but on fewer counts.
Daljit Singh, a real estate agent and senior member of the Supreme Sikh Council, has pleaded not guilty.
The court heard that Daljit Singh falsely changed a large number of people's addresses on the Electoral Enrollment Centre's website so that they came under his constituency, the Otara-Papatoetoe board.
According to the report, most of the people's addresses Daljit Singh changed were Sikhs with the surname Singh.
The prosecutor also told the court that the centre had contacted police when they found anomalies in the addresses "of people being registered in one electorate and that forms were being downloaded from just a couple of computers".
Published in Sikh Issues
New Delhi, Dec 2 (Agency)
The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the central and the Delhi governments on a plea of a 1984 anti-Sikh riots victim's widow asking the government to provide her compensation for her loss.
A division bench of Justice P.K. Bhasin and Justice V.P. Vaish sought the governments' response by Dec 12 and asked them to "explain the steps taken on the representation made by Jagdish Kaur", also a witness in the case, seeking compensation.
The bench said: "As per Section 357 of the CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code), state government is expected to prepare a scheme in coordination with the Centre to compensate the victim of the loss and injury caused to them because of the crime."
The bench refused to accept the arguments of Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) counsel that the question on compensation should be adjudicated after the criminal case against the accused in the case is decided.
To this, the court said: "Their (accused) acquittal may result in they not paying the compensation, but the deaths will remain. The state has the duty to pay in any case."
Senior advocate H.S. Phoolka, appearing for Kaur, said he will not press for enhancement of punishment to the convicts of the 1984 anti-sikh riots case, but wanted her plea to confine to compensation issue only.
Kaur had earlier challenged the trial court's order that acquitted former Delhi legislator Mahender Yadav and Kishan Khokkar of the charges of murder, while sentencing them to three years in jail for rioting.