Why UK is the preferred refuge of Indian scamsters | India News
So why do Indians make a beeline for London?
A matter of rights: UK is a signatory to European Conference on Human Rights—if UK courts deem that an individual to be extradited is prone to face torture or dying penalty, or the extradition is because of political causes, they might deny the extradition request.
Greenery within the pocket: Some distinguished Indians who’ve sought refuge in UK have been males of appreciable monetary means—music director Nadeem Saifi, former IPL administrator Lalit Modi, Kingfisher Airways’ Vijay Mallya, and, the newest, diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused of perpetrating the most important fraud on Indian banking system, of $2 billion.
The billionaire jeweller has requested for political asylum, claiming what he says is ‘political persecution’ again house, based on a Monetary Occasions report.
Unequal requirements: India and UK signed a mutual extradition treaty manner again in 1993; however whereas India did extradite a UK nationwide, Maninderpal Singh Kohli, within the Hannah Foster homicide case in 2008, UK has been stonewalling all of India’s extradition requests, together with of British nationwide Raymond Varley, who’s accused of kid abuse in Goa.
Asylum on lease: If Nirav Modi, who’s now fled to UK and is alleged to be in search of asylum there, is granted his request, he can keep there worry-free for a minimum of 5 years—after which it may be prolonged.