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Escaped

Escaped

True Stories of Indian Fugitives in London

Danish Khan
,
Ruhi Khan
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LONDON CALLING

London has emerged as a safe haven for those who want to escape the law in India. Through eyewitness accounts and archival records, DANISH KHAN and RUHI KHAN delve into twelve extraordinary cases of extradition over seven decades to unravel the legal quagmire that has caused much debate in Her Majesty’s courts, and consternation in New Delhi’s corridors of power.
Escaped examines the extradition of billionaire VIJAY MALLYA and diamantaire NIRAV MODI, throws a spotlight on their ultra-luxe world, uncovers the complex ownership of their UK assets and brings to life the intense courtroom battles. The book also chronicles the saga of cricket bookie SANJEEV CHAWLA, now dispatched to India, and that of
music director NADEEM SAIFI, who has been exonerated but can never return home. It explores how drug lord IQBAL MIRCHI and terror accused HANIF PATEL evaded extradition, and investigates the loopholes that saved convicted paedophile RAYMOND VARLEY and NRI parents ARTI DHIR and KAVAL RAIJADA, accused of murdering their adopted child. The book reveals the inside story of how RAVI SHANKARAN, the alleged spy, was set
free, and how the famed NARANG BROTHERS were snagged for trading in stolen Indian artefacts. Taking a trip through history, the book recounts how a newly independent India managed to bring back two powerful
industrialists, DHARMA JAYANTI TEJA and MUBARAK ALI AHMED, who were involved in financial crimes.
Escaped decodes why London is an irresistible
siren for Indian fugitives.

The book by Danish Khan and Ruhi Khan is based on in-depth research of 12 cases of fugitives from India who reached the United Kingdom. For anyone who is interested in knowing how extradition proceedings are really conducted and what kind of scrutiny is done before granting extradition this is an extremely useful and easy to read book. The poor rate of success is largely due to shoddy paperwork and the unhygienic conditions of Indian prisons. The lesson for Indian policy makers is to make the Indian criminal justice system more humane. – Faizan Mustafa, law expert and vice-chancellor, NALSAR University of Law

An exhaustive and meticulously researched study of the Indian rogues and fraudsters who have sought shelter behind Britain’s complicated extradition laws, which is entertaining as it is illuminating. – Mick Brown, Journalist, The Telegraph, UK

Escaped has 12 gripping accounts of Indian fugitives who have found shelter in the UK. London residents and authors Danish Khan and Ruhi Khan craft a book that offers more than a deep-dive into how the famous fugitives made their great escape. It also offers rare insights into their lives before and after their fall. The book covers a wide gamut of issues surrounding the crime – from the loopholes that allowed the criminals to escape, to the ineffective foreign policy…what made Escaped come alive are cases that are now lost in dusty files, crimes that were staged long ago. – MoneyControl

Imprint: Ebury Press

Published: Mar/2021

ISBN: 9780143446095

Length : 380 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Escaped

True Stories of Indian Fugitives in London

Danish Khan
,
Ruhi Khan

LONDON CALLING

London has emerged as a safe haven for those who want to escape the law in India. Through eyewitness accounts and archival records, DANISH KHAN and RUHI KHAN delve into twelve extraordinary cases of extradition over seven decades to unravel the legal quagmire that has caused much debate in Her Majesty’s courts, and consternation in New Delhi’s corridors of power.
Escaped examines the extradition of billionaire VIJAY MALLYA and diamantaire NIRAV MODI, throws a spotlight on their ultra-luxe world, uncovers the complex ownership of their UK assets and brings to life the intense courtroom battles. The book also chronicles the saga of cricket bookie SANJEEV CHAWLA, now dispatched to India, and that of
music director NADEEM SAIFI, who has been exonerated but can never return home. It explores how drug lord IQBAL MIRCHI and terror accused HANIF PATEL evaded extradition, and investigates the loopholes that saved convicted paedophile RAYMOND VARLEY and NRI parents ARTI DHIR and KAVAL RAIJADA, accused of murdering their adopted child. The book reveals the inside story of how RAVI SHANKARAN, the alleged spy, was set
free, and how the famed NARANG BROTHERS were snagged for trading in stolen Indian artefacts. Taking a trip through history, the book recounts how a newly independent India managed to bring back two powerful
industrialists, DHARMA JAYANTI TEJA and MUBARAK ALI AHMED, who were involved in financial crimes.
Escaped decodes why London is an irresistible
siren for Indian fugitives.

The book by Danish Khan and Ruhi Khan is based on in-depth research of 12 cases of fugitives from India who reached the United Kingdom. For anyone who is interested in knowing how extradition proceedings are really conducted and what kind of scrutiny is done before granting extradition this is an extremely useful and easy to read book. The poor rate of success is largely due to shoddy paperwork and the unhygienic conditions of Indian prisons. The lesson for Indian policy makers is to make the Indian criminal justice system more humane. – Faizan Mustafa, law expert and vice-chancellor, NALSAR University of Law

An exhaustive and meticulously researched study of the Indian rogues and fraudsters who have sought shelter behind Britain’s complicated extradition laws, which is entertaining as it is illuminating. – Mick Brown, Journalist, The Telegraph, UK

Escaped has 12 gripping accounts of Indian fugitives who have found shelter in the UK. London residents and authors Danish Khan and Ruhi Khan craft a book that offers more than a deep-dive into how the famous fugitives made their great escape. It also offers rare insights into their lives before and after their fall. The book covers a wide gamut of issues surrounding the crime – from the loopholes that allowed the criminals to escape, to the ineffective foreign policy…what made Escaped come alive are cases that are now lost in dusty files, crimes that were staged long ago. – MoneyControl

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Danish Khan

Danish Khan is a journalist and historian living in London. He has been covering the UK and Europe for Times Now, ET Now and Mumbai Mirror for a decade. Prior to that, he worked as a journalist in Mumbai. Danish
was awarded the Martin Senior scholarship and the Amersi Foundation scholarship at the University of Oxford, where he is also involved in the Global History of Capitalism Project. He has taught history at the University
of Oxford and Stanford University.

Ruhi Khan is a London-based independent journalist. She has written on extradition cases for the Wire. She has worked with NDTV and Mumbai Mirror in India and been a curator at Twitter UK. Ruhi was a Jefferson
Fellow at the East West Center, US, and a recipient of the Mary Morgan Hewitt Award for Women in Journalism. She is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholar at the London School of Economics and
Political Science and she also edits the Media@LSE Blog.

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