Breaking rules and laws or committing crimes by citizens is bound to happen in every country. A number of crimes are being committed and laws are being broken everyday by citizens, with many landing up in prison and some facing trials in court for the crime they have committed. However, there are some people who committed the crimes or broke the laws and fled the country to escape the allegations of the crime they have committed. Here in this post, we bring you a list of such criminals who fled the country to escape from the allegations of the crime.
1. Nirav Modi
Currently in the news, Nirav Modi is the latest criminal who have committed crimes and fled the country. He has fled from the country after looting Rs. 11,400 crores from the Punjab National Bank. He defrauded the said amount using fake Letters of Understanding (LoUs). It is reported that the Enforcement Directorate has raided many properties of him and have seized assets worth Rs. 5100 crores.
2. Vijay Mallya
Vijay Mallya, dubbed as the ‘King of Good Times, was the ex-chairman of United Spirits Ltd. He was known for his glamorous and luxurious lifestyle. He fled the country after committing the crimes by involving in multiple financial scandals over the past few years. He owed Rs. 9000 crore in loans to 17 banks. These banks even petitioned the Supreme Court to not allow him from leaving the country. Not only that, he was also accused of having Rs. 900 crores more in loan that he took for the Kingfisher Airlines abroad. He is currently living in the United Kingdom where he was arrested but released on bail.
3. Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi was the first Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL). After the 2010 IPL, he was accused of the misconduct and was suspended by the BCCI. Further investigations resulted in life ban on him in 2013. Not only that, another investigation was also launched against Lalit Modi by the Enforcement Directorate for questionable financial dealings when he moved to London.
4. Dawood Ibrahim
The most wanted criminal in India, Dawood Ibrahim is the head of the organised crime company known as D-Company. He has multiple charges against him, including extortion, terrorism, drug trafficking and murders. He is also believe to be involved in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. Dawood Ibrahim is believed to be residing in Pakistan’s Karachi, however, there are reports that said that he is somewhere in the Pak-Afghan border regions and also in UAE.
5. Tiger Hanif
Also a wanted criminal, Tiger Hanif was involved in the grenade attack that took place in a crowded marketplace in Surat, Gujarat, in January 1993. Though not many were injured by the attack but it killed a schoolgirl. Hanif was also involved in subsequent attack that injured 12 commuters in April. The investigations has revealed that Tiger used the funds meant for a Muslim refugee camp to fund the attacks. After the attacks, he flew to Pakistan and later on to Britain.
6. Nadeem Akhtar Saifi
Music composer Nadeem Akhtar Saifi of Nadeem-Shravan duo was at the peak of his career in the 90s and 2000s. However, after the murder of Music and film producer Gulshan Kumar in 1997, a controversy erupted and Mumbai Police suspected him to be involved in the murder because of a tussle between both the music producers. On August 30, 1997, Nadeem was declared a co-conspirator in the murder. Nadeem, who allegedly hired the killers, has been in the United Kingdom ever since.
7. Sheetal Mafatlal
Sheetal Mafatlal came into news when she married Atulya Mafatlal, who was engaged to her sister, but she got involved in a legal battle involving her mother-in-law and her husband. Her mother-in-law, Madhuri, has alleged that 40 odd paintings had gone missing from their home in Mumbai. Apart from that, her husband also alleged that jewelry worth Rs. 10 crores had gone missing from their home. Sheetal Mafatlal fled to London when she was claimed the primary suspect.