NEW YORK - A Sikh youth has claimed that a bar in New York's Long Island didn't let him enter because he was wearing a turban. Gurvinder Grewal, a recent graduate from the Stony Brook University, went out to meet his friends late night on May 11 at the Harbor Grill in Port Jefferson. But the 23-year-old was "embarrassed" when a manager told him that he would not be allowed in with a head covering.
WASHINGTON - A US court has sentenced an Indian-American doctor to nine years in prison after he pleaded guilty in 2016 to illegally dispensing prescription painkillers and defrauding Medicare, the national healthcare programme, the media reported. Pawankumar Jain, 66, was sentenced by the federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Thursday, the Las Cruces Sun News reported.
DOWNEY, CA- An Indian American U.S. Navy reservist and store owner, Gurpreet Singh, was fatally shot May 7 at the ASL Liquor Store and Market here., according to a CBSLA report. Singh, 44, a resident of Cerritos, was found shot dead about 10:15 p.m. According to the news report, authorities May 9 released video and images of a man suspected in the robbery. Singh was the owner of the liquor store.
Sikh Family of 4 Shot Dead in Ohio
CINCINNATI, OH- A group of four Sikh family members were discovered shot to death inside an apartment complex in West Chester Township after a barrage of gunfire was heard from the building, authorities said April 29. Those killed included Hakikat Singh Panag, his wifeParamjit Kaur, his daughter Shalinder Kaur and sister in-law Amarjit Kaur. The bodies were found by Panag’s son- in-law who said he arrived at the apartment on...
Indian charged with kidnapping in US
WASHINGTON - An Indian man has been charged with two counts of kidnapping, assault and theft in the US after he drove off in a sexagenarian's car from outside a hospital with her two grandchildren inside the vehicle. Dalvir Singh, 24, a heroin addict, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of kidnapping, felonious assault for dragging Nita Coburn, 69 and grand theft, the Middletown Division of Police said in a statement.
NEW YORK - An African American Iraq War veteran intentionally ran down a family of Indian descent in California thinking they were Muslims, according to police. A 13-year-old girl identified as Dhriti was in coma and fighting for her life after the attack in Sunnyvale on Tuesday, police said on Friday according to Mercury News. The girl's father and 9-year-old brother, identified as Prakhar, were also hurt, according to police.
WASHINGTON - An Indian-origin physician in the US has been charged with conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and commit healthcare fraud. Neurologist Anil Prasad, 62, of Mandeville, Louisiana, was charged with one count of prescribing controlled substances outside the course of professional practice for no legitimate purpose and one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud,
LONDON - Waking up from slumber, Facebook has said that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violated its guidelines by creating fake profiles on its platform tied to the University of Farmington -- a sham institution that left over 600 students, 90 per cent of them Indians, in detention. The Facebook profiles were allegedly created by the ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division,
NEW YORK - An Indian national has been sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison for participating in an India-based call centre fraud in which operators impersonated US tax officials to extort money from Americans. Federal Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington, who sentenced Nishitkumar Patel on Monday in Tampa, Florida, also fined him $200,000 and ordered the forfeiture of cash and his Land Rover.
HYDERABAD - Former head of McKinsey & Company Rajat Gupta, who spent 19 month in a US jail on charges of insider trading, on Wednesday said he would like to work for the reforms in the US criminal justice and prison system. The management guru said through his experience, he saw the underbelly of US justice system and feels that much needs to be reformed in it. "There is lot of suffering, lot of unnecessary waste of human capital.