NJ Indian Community Events

NJ Indian Community Events

New Jersey is home to a vibrant Indian community. Classical and Bollywood music events, temple functions like Makara Sankranti, Ugadi, Sri Rama Navami, Holi, Holika Dahan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dasara, Mandala Puja and Diwali, New Year other Indian festival celebrations and a host of cultural events are organized frequently by various community groups or Hindu temples […]

Jobs for New Jersey Indians

Jobs for New Jersey Indians

New Jersey desis are finding it tough to land a job. The state’s economy is still in the doldrums and small businesses like restaurants, liquor stores, catering services, check cashing businesses and coffee shops are feeling the squeeze. Small businesses in New Jersey are also closing at an alarming rate. But if New Jersey Indians […]

NJ Desi Software Guy Charged with Hardcore Murder-for-Hire Crime

NJ Desi Software Guy Charged with Hardcore Murder-for-Hire Crime

New Jersey Indian IT consultant Narsan Lingala (55) of Middlesex County and his ex-girlfriend Sandya Reddy (52) were charged on February 6, 2019, over an alleged plot to pay a purported hitman to kill Narsan’s estranged wife. Narsan was already in custody on a different charge when he allegedly approached another inmate and asked him […]

Neeraj Sharma Charged with H1-B Visa and Naturalization Fraud

Neeraj Sharma Charged with H1-B Visa and Naturalization Fraud

Neeraj Sharma (43), Piscataway, NJ resident and owner and chief executive officer of Indian IT staffing company Magnavision arrested today for allegedly submitting 11 fraudulent H-1B visa applications as well as fraudulently procuring his own citizenship. Magnavision, located in Somerset, NJ offers information technology staffing and consulting services to clients in need of IT support. […]

Middlesex County, New Jersey Indian CPA Amit Govil Pleads Guilty

Amit Govil (58) of New Brunswick, NJ pleaded guilty today to an indictment charging him with making and subscribing a false tax return. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey, Amit Govil admitted in Newark federal court that he under-reported his income on his personal tax return, avoiding paying more […]

Parmjit Parmar, Pavandeep Bakhshi, Ravi Chivukula and Zaharis Indicted in $300 Million Investment Fraud

Parmjit “Paul” Parmar (48), Pavandeep Bakhshi (41), Ravi Chivukula (44) of Colts Neck, New Jersey, United Kingdom, Weehawken and Freehold, New Jersey respectively were indicted December 13, 2018 in an elaborate $300 million investment fraud scheme. According to the New Jersey District Attorney’s Office, Parmar, Zaharis, Bakhshi and Chivukula who were former CEO and CFO […]

Aditya Raj and Jitesh Jadav in trouble for Hollywood Movie Piracy Scheme

Two Indian nationals, Aditya Raj and Jitesh Jadav, are among the five men indicted by a grand jury in Los Angeles on December 12, 2018 for allegedly distributing or offering stolen digital versions of Hollywood motion pictures and TV Shows for sale prior to their official release. Some of the Hollywood movies offered for sale […]

Iselin, Middlesex County NJ Indian Arrested for Citizenship Fraud

Iselin, Middlesex County NJ Indian Pal Singh, aka “Surinder Singh,” aka “Harpal Singh,” (66) was arrested August 16, 2018 for allegedly trying to fraudulently obtain citizenship. Pal Singh, aka “Surinder Singh,” aka “Harpal Singh,” was charged with one count of naturalization fraud and one count of making false statements under oath in connection with naturalization […]

Middlesex County, NJ Indian Arrested

An unnamed Middlesex County, NJ Indian is among 37 criminal aliens arrested by the Newark (NJ) office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations during the five day “Public Safety” operation from July 9-13, 2018. Besides the Indian national, the arrested individuals include nationals of Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, […]

Parmar, Zaharis and Chivukula Charged in $300 Million Investment Fraud

Parmjit “Paul” Parmar (48), Sotirios “Sam” Zaharis (51) and Ravi Chivukula (44) of Colts Neck, Weehawken and Freehold, New Jersey respectively were charged May 16, 2018 in an elaborate $300 million investment fraud scheme. According to the New Jersey District Attorney’s Office, Parmar, Zaharis and Chivukula who were former CEO and CFO and executive director […]

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