Quote of the Day – Indian Crook Mahaveer Kankariya

Is there any way I can bribe the judge?…because in my country [India], you know, we normally do that.

– Mahaveer Kankariya, a New York City diamond trader, speaking to a bail bondsman during his trial.

When he was out on bail, Kankariya also asked about removing his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.

Kankariya along with his buddy Atul Shah, were recently convicted and sentenced to prison for staging a fake diamond heist at their NYC store in 2008 to fraudulently claim insurance money.

As the wise SI often says, you can take the Indian out of India but you cannot take the India out of the Indian. 😉

Read the full story of the Indian crooks Mahaveer Kankariya and Atul Shah in the Wall Street Journal.

5 Responses to "Quote of the Day – Indian Crook Mahaveer Kankariya"

  1. vjcool   May 30, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Off topic: caught the movie ‘Seven’ on TV recently, couldn’t find a review here.. You’ll love it.

    Nice one and has inspired a successful kollywood film that you like.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Seven looks interesting.

    Disappointed and saddened to learn that Anniyan was based on Se7en.

    We watched Anniyan a few years back when our exposure to cinema was limited. If we were to watch Anniyan for the first time today (hypothetically speaking here because we’ve already watched it) the movie wouldn’t hold the same appeal to us.

    BTW, we’re getting Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) tomorrow.

  2. vjcool   May 30, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Spirited Away…. I’ll wait for the review.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Our first Miyazaki movie.

    Ordered it exclusively for you.

    If we get the DVD tomorrow, we’ll try to put the review up tomorrow night or the day after.

  3. vjcool   May 31, 2011 at 4:48 am

    hope you’ll enjoy the very detailed animation and the complex story

  4. munish   May 31, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Sir, few days back Rahul gandhi went to U.P. to protest against the forceful acquisition of farmers’ land by the Mayawati govt. He was also arrested by police. It was a highly publicised arrest, & congress left no stone unturned to transmogrify Rahul into a ‘revolutionary against injustice’. I had my full support with him, until I read this;


    Further Sir, you will be surprised (well I guess not really!) to know that our central govt is working on framing a law, strongly limiting our freedom of expression & speech. Some of its main highlights are prohibition of anti-govt remarks on social networking platforms like twitter, facebook etc. One newspaper stated that the law will also restrict anti-pakistan remarks, as our hon’ble govt feels it gives rise to tension between two ‘friend’ nations.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


    As someone wrote the other day, Rahul Gandhi is rightly known as the Crown Clown Prince of India. The fellow is a clueless idiot. And if ever, Rahul becomes Prime Minister, the people of India will pay a heavy price.

  5. Dr.Logu   June 1, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Very interesting article indeed. The man seems very jingoistic.
    You should have look into this article on swamy

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Just read the piece.

    Every society needs a gadfly like Subramanian Swamy to keep those in power on their toes.

    But it’d be nice to see some proof to the charges.

    Of course, we must all be grateful to him for the raising the 2G scam issue.

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