Articles by Danish Khan
Suspension of Indian-origin doctor over sexual assault upheld in UK
Dr Prashant Sankaye, a musculoskeletal specialist, has lost his appeal against a 12-month suspension after a medical tribunal found he groped a woman patient during an ultrasound in 2020. The high court in London upheld the suspension. Dr Sankaye denies the allegations.
Updated on May 24, 2023 05:10 PM IST
Srichand Hinduja, 87, dies in London
The Hinduja group which has businesses across sectors like infrastructure, power, real estate, health care, Information Technology and entertainment, was touted as the face of the Hindu Undivided Family for decades, with Srichand acting as its guiding force
Updated on May 18, 2023 12:50 AM IST
Imran fans flood Hyde Park; Scotland Yard bans protests
The noisy politics of Pakistan, which has clearly made its way into the UK, and is now evident in ample measure following the arrest of Imran Khan, is poised to get belligerent.
Updated on May 11, 2023 01:36 AM IST
UK court suspends discharge of Pramod Mittal’s bankruptcy
Pramod Mittal, brother of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, has had the discharge of his bankruptcy suspended by the high court in London. Mittal was adjudged bankrupt in 2020 on a petition by Moorgate Industries after he failed to pay £140m. The trustee appointed to oversee the bankruptcy alleged that Mittal failed to cooperate in sharing crucial information and was evasive about his assets and liabilities. The ruling means Mittal will remain on the bankruptcy register and be debarred from becoming a director or involved in company management.
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:27 AM IST
Khalistan supporters again stage stir at Indian mission in London
The over three-hour protest had a tense moment when protestors turned aggressive and violent, throwing water bottles and a smoke flares at the main gate of the high commission.
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 05:56 AM IST
UK court rules fraud case against Winsome’s Mehtas to be tried in the UK, not India
The high court in London on Wednesday ruled that the case against diamantaire Jatin Mehta and his family filed by Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) along with Grant Thornton can be pursued in England
Published on Feb 16, 2023 01:05 AM IST
Modern slavery: Schemers make good of vacancies in care sector
London: Many ambitious Indians dream of studying overseas but there is a grim side to this aspiration, evidenced by the recent case of over 50 Indian students suspected to be victims of modern slavery in care centres in Wales
Published on Feb 12, 2023 12:28 AM IST
Indian-origin doc sentenced to life term in UK for 115 sexual offences
Manish Shah would regularly use Angelina Jolie’s example to convince vulnerable female patients of the need for breast examination. Shah would whip up fears over cancer and cite instances of celebrities like Angelina Jolie and reality TV star Jade Goody to carry out invasive and intimate examination of his female patients without any chaperone
Published on Jan 10, 2023 12:28 AM IST
UK court denies Nirav Modi’s appeal; extradition near-certain
On November 9, a two-judge bench of the high court had approved Modi’s extradition to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering to the tune of $2 billion.
Updated on Dec 16, 2022 05:24 AM IST
Nirav loses bid to appeal in UK Supreme Court
On Thursday morning, local time, the high court in London denied Nirav Modi permission to appeal to the UK’s Supreme Court against his extradition to India, making his return to face trial in India a near inevitability.
Published on Dec 15, 2022 11:57 PM IST
ByDanish Khan and Neeraj Chauhan, London/new Delhi
Dubai conference that led to diamantaire Jatin Mehta and family being cornered
Buried deep under reams of court documents, complex arguments, and lengthy rulings by the high court in London lies the riveting details of how Standard Chartered Bank and Grant Thornton managed to corner fugitive diamantaire Jatin Mehta and his family in faraway London
Published on Dec 08, 2022 12:39 AM IST
Mehtas tell UK court they’re willing to submit to Indian courts
Standard Chartered Bank, one of the lender banks, and Grant Thornton a global accountancy firm, have mounted legal proceedings against the Mehtas of Winsome Diamonds by alleging that companies registered in the UK were used to launder the fraud proceeds
Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:20 AM IST
Indian banks join forces against fugitive diamond merchant Jatin Mehta
Jatin Mehta and his family members, who are subject to a Worldwide Freezing Order (WFO) worth US$932.5 million by the high court in London, now face further challenge in the form of Indian banks who have come forward to submit proof of debt
Published on Dec 03, 2022 12:34 AM IST
Rahul Nanda quietly declared bankrupt in the UK
Nanda, also popularly known as Ritchie, who used to be the toast of Mumbai’s party circuit is being pursued by the Punjab National Bank which extended credit to the tune of over £10 million to Shield Guarding Limited on Nanda’s personal guarantee given in 2013.
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 12:49 AM IST
Diamantaire Jatin Mehta, family cornered by UK court
London: The high court in London on Tuesday ruled that the May 2022 Worldwide Freezing Order (WFO) for $932
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 12:41 AM IST
Family secrets wide open; Hindujas aim for peace
While how sustainable that “heads of terms” would be, only time can tell, but shocking details have emerged of the indifference from the family members regarding the care to be provided to Srichand Hinduja.
Published on Nov 12, 2022 01:08 AM IST
UK court dismisses Nirav Modi’s appeal against extradition
Nirav Modi can still approach the Supreme Court -- after getting permission from the high court -- or the European Court of Human Rights but, usually, the stakes need to be far higher for either court to intervene and overturn the high court’s verdict, legal experts in the UK said.
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 01:56 AM IST
ByDanish Khan, Neeraj Chauhan, London/new Delhi:
The dizzying rise of Rishi Sunak
He takes over at a precarious time – the British economy is staring at a recession, inflation is at an all-time high and the ruling party has been riven with factionalism due to multiple power struggles.
Updated on Oct 25, 2022 07:28 AM IST
Nirav Modi hearing concludes; verdict reserved
The focus in the last three days has shifted from the actual case of fraud and money laundering against Nirav Modi to a test of whether it would be appropriate to have him extradited to India in view of his fragile mental health.
Updated on Oct 13, 2022 01:26 AM IST
ByDanish Khan, London
Modi’s lawyer says, “No one ever got better at notorious Arthur Road”
According to Malcolm, there was a possibility that Modi’s situation could improve upon his extradition once he would realise that his “fears of being killed are not true, or that he won’t be in solitary confinement, or that he will have continue to have contact with his family
Published on Oct 12, 2022 11:41 PM IST
London High Court hears both sides on Nirav Modi’s mental health;GOI assures proper care in Arthur Road’s Barrack No. 12
The high court in London began its hearing in the final leg of the Nirav Modi extradition case on Tuesday
Published on Oct 12, 2022 01:01 AM IST
ByDanish Khan, Mumbai
HC in London begins hearing Nirav Modi’s plea in extradition case
The high court in London began its hearing in the final leg of the Nirav Modi extradition case on Tuesday. The day’s arguments saw an extended discussion on the definition of mild, moderate and severe depression.
Published on Oct 12, 2022 12:35 AM IST
ByDanish Khan, London
Last leg of Nirav Modi hearing to start today
In February 2021, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court had found no bars to Nirav Modi’s extradition to India, but during the appeal application, his legal team managed to convince the high court to accept fresh evidence.
Updated on Oct 11, 2022 05:04 AM IST
ByDanish Khan, London