Crime in India http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40895/all en India upholds death penalty over 1993 Mumbai blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/india-upholds-death-penalty-over-1993-mumbai-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's top court upheld the death penalty on Thursday for a mastermind of a series of bombings which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, the deadliest set of attacks in the country's history.</p> <p>Yakub Memon, brother of the alleged main plotter and fugitive Tiger Memon, was the only one of 11 convicts to see his death sentence upheld by the Supreme Court for his role in the blasts which wounded more than 800 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/india-upholds-death-penalty-over-1993-mumbai-blasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombay bombings Business Crime in India Hospitality Indian Muslims Law Politics War AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:31:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789617 at http://www.globalpost.com India upholds death penalty over 1993 Mumbai blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/india-upholds-death-penalty-over-1993-mumbai-blasts-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's top court upheld the death penalty on Thursday for a mastermind of the country's deadliest series of attacks and ruled a Bollywood star who bought weapons from the bombers must return to jail.</p> <p>Yakub Memon, brother of the alleged main plotter and fugitive Tiger Memon, was the only one of 11 convicts to see his death sentence upheld by the Supreme Court for his role in the 1993 blasts which killed 257 people in Mumbai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/india-upholds-death-penalty-over-1993-mumbai-blasts-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombay bombings Business Crime in India Hospitality Indian people Law Politics War AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:46:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789673 at http://www.globalpost.com India upholds death penalty over 1993 Mumbai blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/india-upholds-death-penalty-over-1993-mumbai-blasts-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's top court upheld the death penalty on Thursday for a mastermind of the country's deadliest series of attacks and ruled a Bollywood star who bought weapons from the bombers must return to jail.</p> <p>Yakub Memon, brother of the alleged main plotter and fugitive Tiger Memon, was the only one of 11 convicts to see his death sentence upheld by the Supreme Court for his role in the 1993 blasts which killed 257 people in Mumbai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/india-upholds-death-penalty-over-1993-mumbai-blasts-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombay bombings Business Crime in India Hospitality Indian Muslims Law Politics Sanjay Dutt War AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:16:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790016 at http://www.globalpost.com Dacoits gang busted; 9 arrested http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/dacoits-gang-busted-9-arrested <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Islamabad police on Monday claimed to bust a gang of dacoits, besides nabbing nine other outlaws, and recovered gold ornaments as well as weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said on Monday.</p><P>According to a press note issued from office of SSP Islamabad, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Hanif from Shahzad Town police station arrested four accused for their alleged involvement in dacoity and recovered gold ornaments, mobile phones and other snatched items from their possession.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/dacoits-gang-busted-9-arrested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in India Crime in Pakistan Dacoity Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:51:47 +0000 Asianet 5800684 at http://www.globalpost.com District: Dacoit killed in firing incident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/district-dacoit-killed-firing-incident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> An unknown dacoit was killed and his companion was injured by the firing of their fleeing companions after an encounter with police near village Malkhaanwala, Sambrial tehsil.</p><P>Reportedly, as many as four dacoits looted gold ornaments, cash and other valuables worth of rupees thousands at gunpoint from several local villagers including Muhammad Nazir, Muhammad Nawaz and Kastoori Lal, besides, looting Wahdat Colony Gujranwala based Muhammad Arshad and his wife.</p><P>On this, the looted people raised their alarm and dacoits fled away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/district-dacoit-killed-firing-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in India Crime in Pakistan Dacoity Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:50:52 +0000 Asianet 5800884 at http://www.globalpost.com Robbers looted house http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/robbers-looted-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Robbers made off with cash, gold ornaments and laptop from a house in the area of Tarkhani police station.</p><P>According to police, six robbers stormed into the house of agriculture officer Muhammad Ikram in Chak No.228-GB and made his family hostage at gunpoint.</p><P>The dacoits looted Rs 150,000 in cash, 15-tola gold ornaments and a laptop and decamped.</p><P>A case has been registered against unidentified accused.</p> Crime in India Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 06:47:33 +0000 Asianet 5806288 at http://www.globalpost.com Pindi witnesses surge in street crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pindi-witnesses-surge-street-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Unknown dacoits on Monday deprived a Major of Pakistan Army of cash and mobile phone at gunpoint in the limits of Police Station (PS) Race Course, besides hitting four other localities swaging cash, gold, mobile phones, motorcycles and valuables.Police, as usual, filed cases on the complaints of the victims and launched investigation.</p><P>According to details, Major Amir Saleem of Pakistan Army was going somewhere in his car in the limits of PS Race Course when intruders intercepted his car and pointed guns on his head.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pindi-witnesses-surge-street-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in India Crimes Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:46:00 +0000 Asianet 5811123 at http://www.globalpost.com BC victim of so-called honour killing asked RCMP for help, court hears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/bc-victim-so-called-honour-killing-asked-rcmp-help-court-hea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Two months before she was kidnapped and murdered in a so-called honour killing in India, a young British Columbia woman walked into the suburban Vancouver RCMP detachment near her home with a plea for help.</p> <p>Jaswinder "Jassi" Sidhu walked out of the Ridge Meadows detachment about 45 minutes later with the telephone number for the Indian consulate, although police had received repeated calls in the past from her and others about her situation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/bc-victim-so-called-honour-killing-asked-rcmp-help-court-hea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in India Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu The Canadian Press Wed, 29 May 2013 21:47:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5848320 at http://www.globalpost.com Bollywood films keep up gangster fascination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/bollywood-films-keep-gangster-fascination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A string of Bollywood releases this year show the Indian film industry's ongoing fascination with Mumbai's underworld, following a murky history of links between the mafia and the movie business.</p> <p>Spy thriller "D-Day", which opened in Indian cinemas on Friday, is one of three new Hindi films that appear to draw inspiration from the lives of Mumbai's notorious gangsters.</p> <p>Directed by Nikhil Advani, "D-Day" tells the story of Indian intelligence agents trying to capture "India's most wanted man" from Pakistan, known in the film as "Iqbal" or "Goldman.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/bollywood-films-keep-gangster-fascination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombay bombings Crime in India Indian society AFP Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:15:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5887943 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Sreesanth, 38 others charged over IPL fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/cricket-sreesanth-38-others-charged-over-ipl-fixing-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian prosecutors charged bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and 38 others Tuesday with links to organised crime and cheating over their alleged role in spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, a lawyer said.</p> <p>Special public prosecutor Rajesh Mohan told AFP that the 39 had been formally charged under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act over alleged offences in the last edition of the tournament.</p> <p>"The players and others have also been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and dishonesty," Mohan told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/cricket-sreesanth-38-others-charged-over-ipl-fixing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Crime in India Sports AFP Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:35:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5897748 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian police arrest alleged top terrorist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/indian-police-arrest-alleged-top-terrorist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian police said Saturday they had arrested a top member of a banned militant outfit accused of helping mastermind over 40 deadly bomb attacks across the country, including the 1993 Mumbai blasts.</p> <p>Seventy-year-old Abdul Karim Tunda, an alleged member of the banned Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group, was arrested by a special Delhi police team near India's border with Nepal Friday.</p> <p>"This arrest is a huge achievement for the country's security agencies," S.N. Srivastava, Special Commissioner of police, told a news conference in the national capital.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/indian-police-arrest-alleged-top-terrorist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in India Human Interest Terrorism Terrorism in India War AFP Sat, 17 Aug 2013 11:31:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5911861 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian police capture alleged top terrorist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/indian-police-capture-alleged-top-terrorist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian police said Saturday they had arrested a top militant accused of helping mastermind the 1993 Mumbai blasts and over 40 other deadly bomb attacks across the country.</p> <p>Seventy-year-old Abdul Karim Tunda, an alleged member of the banned Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group, was arrested by a special Delhi police team near the border with Nepal on Friday.</p> <p>"This arrest is a huge achievement for the country's security agencies," S.N. Srivastava, Special Commissioner of police, told a news conference in New Delhi.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/indian-police-capture-alleged-top-terrorist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdul Karim Tunda Crime in India Human Interest Terrorism Terrorism in India War AFP Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:34:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5911884 at http://www.globalpost.com India special court sentences extradited underworld don to 7 yrs in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131128/india-special-court-sentences-extradited-underworld-don-7-yr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India special court sentences extradited underworld don to 7 yrs in jail</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- A special court in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad Thursday sentenced to seven years in jail extradited underworld don Abu Salem in a fake passport case dating back to 2001.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131128/india-special-court-sentences-extradited-underworld-don-7-yr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abu Salem Crime in India Human Interest Indian Muslims Xinhua News Agency Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:19:45 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6002568 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada orders extradition in alleged 'honor' killing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140509/canada-orders-extradition-alleged-honor-killing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The mother and uncle of a Canadian woman allegedly killed over her secret marriage to a poor rickshaw driver were ordered Friday to be extradited to India to face charges.</p> <p>A final decision, however, rests with Canada's attorney general, and could still be appealed.</p> <p>Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu was found strangled and beaten to death in Punjab in 2000. She was 25 years old.</p> <p>Her mother Malkit Sidhu and uncle Surjit Badesha were arrested in 2012 in the Vancouver suburb of Maple Ridge on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the 14-year-old case.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140509/canada-orders-extradition-alleged-honor-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in India Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu Punjab, India AFP Sat, 10 May 2014 00:50:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6143184 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian Supreme Court stays execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140602/indian-supreme-court-stays-execution-1993-mumbai-serial-blas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian Supreme Court stays execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict</p> <p>NEW DELHI, June 2 (Xinhua) -- India's Supreme Court Monday stayed the execution of a death row inmate convicted of masterminding the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai.</p> <p>A two-judge bench stayed the hanging of Yakub Memon, and referred his case to the Constitution Bench, following a review petition by the convict against the death penalty given to him by an anti-terror court in 2007.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140602/indian-supreme-court-stays-execution-1993-mumbai-serial-blas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombay bombings Business Crime in India Hospitality Indian Muslims Law Politics Social Issues War Xinhua News Agency Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:05:18 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6164189 at http://www.globalpost.com