Extradition: Brother of murdered former Merchant Navy officer writes to MEA, seeks extradition of ‘killer’ from UAE | India News

NEW DELHI: Manjit Singh Virdi, the brother of Manmohan Singh Virdi, a retired Service provider Navy captain primarily based in Maharashtra, has sought justice for the latter who, he claimed, was murdered at his Lonavla bungalow by his neighbours Hussain Shattaf, his spouse Waheeda Shattaf and Zaanish Khan.
The Pune Rural police has registered an FIR towards the three accused in 2006.
Based on the chargesheet filed in 2009, in reference to the case, the motive for the homicide was stated to be an alleged relationship between the deceased and Waheeda.
Virdi’s household has written to the Exterior Affairs Minister (EAM), requesting it to extradite the “foremost accused”, Hussain Shattaf, from the UAE.
“Accused Hussain Shattaf has fled to UAE with a cast passport as a case registered towards him in Worli Police station with Court docket Order of getting passports with completely different names wanting to vanish and mislead justice and he’s the principle accused within the homicide case of my brother… his keep in UAE is unlawful and with cast paperwork. I’m urging the federal government and the Ministry of Exterior Affairs to extradite him to India and begin the trial in my brother’s homicide case and convey us justice,” Virdi’s letter to Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar learn.
Additional, within the letter, a replica of which is with ANI, Captain Virdi stated Hussain Shattaf was held responsible of the homicide by the Supreme Court docket lately and is at present residing within the UAE on a cast passport.
Responding to Virdi, the MEA stated the Indian mission within the UAE has been advised to look into the matter. “Obtained mail concerning Manmohan Singh Virdi who was murdered by Hussain Shattaf. Hussain Shattaf has absconded to UAE. Manmohan Singh’s household desires justice. The Mission is requested to kindly look into the matter,” the MEA acknowledged in response to Virdi’s letter.
Shattaf, alleged Virdi, has a number of circumstances registered towards him, together with forgery and defrauding the Reserve Financial institution Of India (RBI). “Hussain has cast marriage certificates, altering his identify and father’s identification, to acquire citizenship of the UAE. A case has been registered towards him in Mumbai,” Virdi stated.
The sufferer’s household stated the apex courtroom ruling within the matter appears to have made little or no distinction to Hussain, as he’s residing fortunately within the UAE. “In mild of the Supreme Court docket order, I’d request the Indian authorities to make sure justice for my brother. His life shouldn’t go in useless. I’ve full religion in our judicial system. Injustice wherever is a risk to justice in every single place,” he advised ANI.
The deceased retired service provider navy captain’s brother knowledgeable additional that the household approached the Supreme Court docket after the Bombay Excessive Court docket discharged Hussain Shattaf and the opposite accused within the case. “Shattaf went scot-free regardless that we submitted proof of his involvement in my brother’s homicide at his residence. Shattaf’s spouse Waheeda was an adjunct to the crime,” Virdi added.
The sufferer’s household claimed that Hussain cast his passport and different authorities paperwork to flee the nation after committing the homicide. Hussain Shattaf can also be a proclaimed offender in lots of different circumstances in India, they alleged.
“It has been an agonising quest for justice for us since my brother was murdered horrifically. Our battle for justice was initially impeded by our humble means and threatened to be undermined by the clout and affect of the accused. However I didn’t lose hope and held on to the idea that justice will prevail,” the sufferer’s brother stated.
“Whereas nothing can convey my brother again now, I can a minimum of look myself within the mirror figuring out justice has prevailed. I can solely hope that my brother will relaxation in peace, wherever he’s, as we speak,” he added. The retired Service provider Navy captain and his household have urged the MEA and the UAE authorities to facilitate the extradition of the principle homicide accused on the earliest. “If the principle accused of homicide stays exterior the nation in UAE, then each trial and justice will not be attainable in India. Injustice wherever is a risk to justice in every single place,” the sufferer’s kin added within the letter.

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