CBI to ‘locally prosecute’ Indian who committed fraud in Bahrain


Performing on a request from Bahrain, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case to “regionally prosecute” an Indian nationwide who allegedly embezzled funds price 50,000 Bahraini Dinar or BD within the middle-eastern nation, officers accustomed to the event stated.

Rajeev Ranganathan Udayanandan, a local of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, whereas working in a single Abdulla bin Ahmed Al-Roomi Contracting Institution between January and February 2016, allegedly embezzled the money quantities of the corporate which have been in his possession by advantage of his place, in response to the FIR registered by the company.

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As a part of his tasks within the firm, he not solely handled the shoppers and managed the institution on behalf of the proprietor but additionally dealt with buy, provide of constructing supplies and funds for a similar. After taking cash from prospects, he didn’t deposit the identical in firm’s account. Relatively, he embezzled the identical for himself, in response to paperwork shared by Kingdom of Bahrain with the Indian authorities.

From the embezzled cash, he purchased two autos for himself: a Tata Hilux pickup truck and a Nissan Sunny automotive, the paperwork reveal.

Udayanandan was sentenced in absentia to 3 years imprisonment by a decrease felony courtroom of Kingdom of Bahrain on November 23, 2017 for breach of belief after which the authorities there approached the Indian authorities. The ministry of exterior affairs (MEA) wrote to CBI, saying because the crime is punishable in Bahrain for at the least one yr imprisonment, related conduct is punishable in India too and therefore is extraditable underneath the Article 2 (1) of India-Bahrain Extradition Treaty. The MEA added that although article 6 of the treaty excludes extradition of personal nationals, it obliges the requested state to prosecute its nationals in respect of the offence hunted for.

After deliberations, it was determined that CBI will regionally prosecute Udayanandan and a case was registered few weeks again.

The CBI is the nodal company in India for prosecuting Indian nationals who’ve dedicated crimes overseas. Earlier, in January this yr, it had registered a case to “regionally prosecute” an Indian nationwide who had dedicated a fraud within the UAE. Udayanandan couldn’t be situated by HT.


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